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29 Mar 2022

NLS 1: First official outing for the BMW M4 GT3 on the Nordschleife

The 2022 Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) got underway on Saturday with the 67th ADAC Westfalenfahrt. It marked the first time that the new BMW M4 GT3 had officially started in the NLS, whilst the race weekend also saw Alexander complete his first laps in the all-new race car.

Competing for Schubert Motorsport alongside fellow BMW M Motorsport works driver Jesse Krohn and Niklas Krütten, the trio took to the grid in fifth place and lapped consistently throughout the four hour race, before taking the chequered flag in sixth and as the best-placed BMW overall.

Commenting on his first experience of the new BMW M4 GT3, Alexander said “It was a very successful weekend from my point of view.  There are always things to optimise and improve, and we’ll fine tune things as we build towards the 24H race, but in the 15 odd laps I completed this weekend the car ran faultlessly, the general pace was good and it felt really nice to drive.”

Alexander’s next outing with BMW M Motorsport will be during the ADAC 24H Nürburgring Qualifiers from 6th-8th May 2022.

About Alexander Sims

The 34-year-old Londoner has been involved in Formula E since the series’ inception in 2014, initially testing cars before securing a race seat in Season 5 with BMW i Andretti Motorsport. Highlights in his first season included a pole position and second place finish in New York. Alexander had an impressive start to his second season, taking pole positions for both races of the opening round in Saudi Arabia and taking his maiden win in race two. It also made him the first driver to take three consecutive pole positions in Formula E.

Alexander currently races for Mahindra Racing.

Alongside his Formula E racing activities, Sims is a passionate advocate for sustainability and electric mobility on the road, having owned and driven EVs since 2012 and aims to incorporate sustainable choices into his daily lifestyle.

|Driver: Alexander Sims|Team: Mahindra Racing|Number: 29|Car: Mahindra M7Electro|Car: Spark SRT05e|
|Photographer: Lou Johnson|Event: Preseason Testing|Circuit: Circuit Ricardo Tormo|Location: Valencia|Series: FIA Formula E|Season: 2021-2022|Country: Spain|Keyword: season 8|Keyword: season eight|Keyword: S8|Keyword: motorsport|Keyword: electric racing|Keyword: single seater|Keyword: open wheel|Keyword: 2021|

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