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Spengler, Catsburg Set for IMSA iRacing Pro Series Showdown

BMW battle royale expected in IMSA iRacing Pro Series season finale at Watkins Glen…

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The inaugural IMSA iRacing Pro Series championship will go down to the wire in next week’s title-decider at virtual Watkins Glen International between Bruno Spengler and Nicky Catsburg.

The BMW duo are among the 50 drivers set for the sixth and final round of the virtual series, which will conclude Thursday at 6 p.m. ET with coverage on the iRacing YouTube and Facebook channels as well on IMSA Radio.

With each drivers’ lowest finish dropped, the championship scenario tallies up the five best results from the season.

Spengler, who won the opening two rounds in his No. 7 BMW M8 GTE, needs to finish fourth or higher to secure the title no matter where Catsburg ends up.

The Dutchman, currently on a 31-point deficit to the ex-DTM ace, would need to win the race and Spengler finish no higher than fifth.

The two drivers would tie on points if Catsburg wins the race and Spengler finishes fifth, meanwhile.

While recent winners Nick Tandy and Kenton Koch are not entered for the season finale, a number of drivers are set for their Pro Series debut, including Michael Cooper and Greg Liefooghe, who have both won in IMSA iRacing Challenge series competition.

As has been the case all season, GTLM cars will be utilized on the iRacing platform. 

The season finale for the Challenge series, now featuring the newly added BMW M4 GT4 into the iRacing software, will get underway Thursday at 3 p.m. ET with coverage on the Global SimRacing YouTube channel.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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