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Bonito, Benecke Prevail in Intense BMW SIM GT Cup Battle at Suzuka

Bonito, Benecke Prevail in Intense BMW SIM GT Cup Battle at Suzuka

Maximilian Benecke clawed through the field from the eighth starting spot, and Enzo Bonito took the lead for good with 29 laps to go, in the top split of Sunday’s BMW SIM GT Cup event from Suzuka International Racing Circuit. The duo joined Team Redline teammates Gianni Vecchio and Jonas Wallmeier in punching their tickets to this year’s BMW SIM Live event with the victory, taking the lead after pit stops and holding off MSI eSports’ Salva Talens in the final stages of the race.

Joshua Rogers qualified first for VRS Coanda Simsport and led the first seven laps of the race, but contact with Max Verstappen in the early stages dropped both cars out of winning contention. Rogers and teammate Mitchell deJong would recover to finish third, although Verstappen and Vecchio would retire 17 laps short of the finish and be scored 38th. Talens’ teammate Alejandro Sanchez would take over the top spot after the contact and lead until pit cycles, where R8G Esports’ Vlad Khimichev and Sportteam Competicion’s Raian Norbert would each spend fleeting moments at the front.

But on Lap 34, Bonito would cycle into the top spot and never look back. Despite a spirited drive from Talens, Bonito’s lead would be a comfortable 3.918 seconds at the checkered flag, with deJong just over 10 seconds adrift of the winning car. Of the 44 starters in the top split, 21 would finish on the lead lap, with another 11 cars coming home just one lap down.

Top split results from Sunday’s BMW SIM GT Cup round at Suzuka were as follows:

Fin.

St.

No.

Team

Laps

Interval

Led

Best

1 8 71 BMW Team Redline 62 29 1:55.177
2 4 474 MSi eSports 120 62 -3.918 23 1:55.271
3 1 81 VRS Coanda Simsport $81 62 -10.093 7 1:55.211
4 6 1 R8G Esports #10 62 -19.563 2 1:55.197
5 12 108 VRS Coanda Simsport $8 D24 Backup 62 -23.782 0 1:55.396
6 13 777 KOVA #2 62 -24.053 0 1:55.334
7 5 707 KOVA #1 62 -25.711 0 1:55.390
8 15 4 Team Redline Ice Blue 62 -26.332 0 1:55.512
9 7 89 BS COMPETITION 62 -34.276 0 1:55.385
10 11 2 Williams Esports 62 -37.734 0 1:55.412
11 18 1 R8G Junior 62 -43.013 0 1:55.400
12 22 24 Vendaval Simracing Blue 62 -48.411 0 1:55.682
13 10 118 VRS Coanda Simsport $18 D24 Backup 62 -48.846 0 1:55.432
14 2 88 VRS Coanda Simsport $88 62 -58.103 0 1:55.119
15 20 260 Zennith Esports 62 -58.344 0 1:55.832
16 19 219 Triple A Esports $219 62 -1:25.201 0 1:56.532
17 44 218 Triple A Esports $218 62 -1:28.084 0 1:56.244
18 21 23 Team Anatolia GTE 62 -1:33.292 0 1:55.951
19 23 228 Sportteam Competicion #208 62 -1:37.567 1 1:56.273
20 43 5 Triple A Esports $220 62 -1:37.902 0 1:55.804
21 30 14 Artifact Racing 62 -1:45.715 0 1:56.375
22 32 66 SIMMSA Esports 61 -1 L 0 1:56.485
23 37 77 Volante Racing 61 -1 L 0 1:56.673
24 39 39 Vulcan Sim Racing 61 -1 L 0 1:56.883
25 28 207 Carbon Simsport 61 -1 L 0 1:56.597
26 34 10 Zecarul eSports #10 61 -1 L 0 1:56.687
27 31 255 RSR by G-Performance #255 61 -1 L 0 1:56.393
28 27 9 AXA SimSport $138 61 -1 L 0 1:56.704
29 35 7 Sampsoid Kanaan Esports 61 -1 L 0 1:56.856
30 40 13 5Star Motorsport Black 61 -1 L 0 1:57.160
31 42 55 Team Down Under Wombat 61 -1 L 0 1:56.324
32 26 11 H4SR X RaceKraft 61 -1 L 0 1:56.343
33 41 12 Last Minute Motorsport 60 -2 L 0 1:57.487
34 24 227 Lotema Racing Team Carbon 60 -2 L 0 1:56.255
35 9 18 VRS Coanda Simsport $18 53 -9 L 0 1:55.480
36 17 43 RaceKraft Esports Gold 49 -13 L 0 1:55.449
37 38 15 TLDR Simsport White 46 -16 L 0 1:57.170
38 3 72 Team Redline Orange 45 -17 L 0 1:55.061
39 16 3 R8G Esports #8 41 -21 L 0 1:55.521
40 14 78 Ronin SimSport 41 -21 L 0 1:55.864
41 33 8 GermanSimRacing #Friends 1 41 -21 L 0 1:56.762
42 36 6 AXA SimSport $128 0 -62 L 0
43 25 27 Lotema Racing Team 0 -62 L 0
44 29 97 Monaco Esports 0 -62 L 0

 

The BMW Sim GT Cup will feature 10 races over the course of 2021, split into two seasons. The first five-race season will feature the BMW M8 GTE, while the second will shift to the new BMW M4 GT3 that made its iRacing debut in December. Each race features a mandatory driver changeover and a $4,200 prize pool split among the top three finishers in the top split, with the winning duo taking home $2,400. The remaining three rounds of 2021 Season 1 are as follows:

  • March 21: Silverstone Circuit
  • May 2: Road Atlanta
  • May 16: Nurburgring GP-Strecke

For more information on BMW Motorsport, including BMW Motorsport Sim Racing, visit www.bmw-motorsport.com. For more information on iRacing and for special offers, visit www.iracing.com.

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