BMW M Power Tour: Coming March 2024

February 23, 20243 min read

BMW and iRacing’s Esports partnership goes back many, many years at this point. We should know, as we’ve been their main broadcaster from the BMW 120 series onwards, including BMW SIM LIVE!

BMW have always wanted to engage with as much of the iRacing user base as possible, and the BMW M Power Tour 2024 does exactly that. 10 weeks worth of racing action across multiple tracks, with a different virtual representation of a BMW racing machine taking the spotlight each week. Races take place every 2 hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, giving iRacers plenty of time to get involved in the action.

Of course there’s likely to be a SOF race that takes place on one of these evenings (European time). For the uninitiated, a SOF race is where you get more racers with high iRatings race than normal alongside a larger number of racers participating overall for a specific timeslot, which means that the average iRating for a race is higher. Because of iRacing’s dynamic points system, this will mean that the winner of these races (and in reality the Top 4) will normally score more points than winning a random race in another timeslot. Why? More high iRated drivers implies the race will be more competitive, and therefore worthy of more points.

The schedule looks as follows.

12 – 14th MarchBMW M Hybrid V8Sebring International Raceway
19th – 21st MarchBMW M4 GT4Nürburgring Grand Prix
26th – 28th MarchBMW Z4 GT3Okayama International Circuit
2nd – 4th AprilBMW M8 GTERed Bull Ring
9th – 11th AprilBMW M Hybrid V8Suzuka Circuit
16th – 18th AprilBMW M4 GT3Autódromo Internacional do Algarve
23rd – 25th AprilBMW Z4 GT3Motorsport Arena Oschersleben
30th April – 2nd MayBMW M8 GTEBrands Hatch (GP Layout)
7th May – 9th MayBMW M Hybrid V8Laguna Seca Raceway
14th – 16th MayBMW M4 GT3Misano World Circuit
21st – 23rd MayBMW M4 GT4Nürburgring Nordschleife
28th – 30th MayBMW M Hybrid V8Circuit des 24 Heures

In the official iRacing press release, iRacing President Tony Gardner had the following quote to hype the series.

“We are thrilled to team up with BMW M Motorsport again for the BMW M Power Tour in 2024. As part of its commitment to virtual racing and Esports as a whole, BMW M Motorsport has long been one of the partners who have supported us most committedly. We are excited to see how the sim racers will embrace the new approach of the BMW M Power Tour, where a different BMW M Motorsport model is in the spotlight each week.”

Tony Gardner: iRacing President

Never to be outdone in terms of hype, BMW have released a hype video for the series, which you can see below.

For more information, be sure to check out the iRacing press release and iRacing forums, as well as BMW M Motorsport on Twitter.

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Wil Vincent

I am the Editor in Chief of RaceSpot News, and one of the Co-Founders of RaceSpot TV & RaceSpot Live Events. I have been involved in Sim Racing Esports broadcasting since 2011 as a commentator, producer, project manager and journalist, covering some of the largest Sim Racing Esports events in the world.


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