Alexander Sims was one of the drivers of BMW Motorsport who took part in the first test of the long duration of the BMW M8 GTE, the model with the signing of Munich will be competing in class LMGTE-Pro in the WEC and IMSA as of 2018, in this last case with his version of GTLM. The british, already with some experience as a pilot of the brand in the united States, has not hesitated for a single moment in cataloguing the M8 GTE as a vehicle very top to the BMW Z4 GTLM and BMW M6 GTLM, so expect a great performance of the new car in competition.
In a statement to ‘Sportscar365’, Alexander Sims enumerated the benefits of the new BMW M8 GTE: “My initial impressions are very good, and the BMW M8 GTE is a car very well tuned. The test of the long duration of Paul Ricard has not been the first test of the car, but yes the first in which I’ve been involved with. The car, at a good seugro, has improved since his first shakedown and now leaves a very good feeling from the point of view of the pilots. feels more solid and fine-tuned the BMW Z4 and the M6 GTLM“.
In fact, Alexander Sims believes that BMW has managed to gather in the M8 GTE the strengths of its two predecessors: “is Really a car, more polished. When you get to it and what you drive can say that they have learned the lessons of the Z4 and the M6. I drove the BMW Z4 GTLM one or two times and there were parts in that car that were fantastic. The BMW M6 has also had great strengths but also some weaknesses are difficult to overcome, especially with the balance weights. However, the BMW M8 brings together the best points of both models in a single car“.