SIMS WINS SPA 24 IN BMW M6 GT3
Alexander Sims claimed victory in the Spa 24 Hours last weekend in the Rowe Racing BMW M6 GT3 he shared with Philipp Eng and Maxime Martin.
The trio enjoyed a topsy-turvy race as they recovered from falling as low as 30th to take the win in a contest that featured 15 full course yellows, three safety cars and two periods of rain.
The BMW crew were able to work their way to the front by mid-distance and came out on top of a battle with the Bentley Continental GT3S to triumph. The Mercedes-amg GT3 of Tristan Vautier, Felix Rosenqvist and Renger van der Zande overcame a five-minute stop-go penalty for running illegal ignition mapping in qualifying to take second, almost two minutes behind the BMW.
“Honestly, I still can’t believe it,” said Sims. “The last stint in particular was very emotional, and I tried to focus on ending the race safely. My team helped me a lot with that via radio, keeping me informed.
“The 24 Hours of Spa has been a very special race to me since the start of my career in motorsport, and I never expected to win it after just four years of GT racing.
“I think that everyone at Rowe Racing and BMW Motorsport did a fantastic job with the BMW M6 GT3. What an incredible start; the first season for the car and the first victory at the 24 Hours of Spa. My thanks go to Philipp and Maxime too. They were fantastic from start to finish.”
Sims was delighted with 24 Hours victory Sims, Eng and Martin won Belgian enduro