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Augusto Farfus celebrates second place with BMW Art Car #18 in Saturday’s competition in Macau – Chaz Mostert finishes fifth.

Macau. In a violent FIA GT World Cup subordinate competition in
Macau (CHN), BMW Team Schnitzer’s Augusto Farfus (BRA) claimed a
lectern position by finishing second. At a circle of the
18th BMW Art Car, combined by Chinese artist Cao Fei, he
crossed a line behind competition leader Edoardo Mortara (ITA, Mercedes).
Chaz Mostert (AUS), pushing for FIST – Team AAI, came fifth in the
#90 BMW M6 GT3.

 

Following a pell-mell initial path during a “Guia Circuit”, usually eight
drivers were fighting for feat in a end. A sum of 12 cars
suffered serious repairs in a mass collision, forcing their drivers to
retire from a competition including Marco Wittmann (GER, FIST – Team AAI)
and Tom Blomqvist (GBR, ROWE Racing). After a re-start Farfus gained
another position after carrying softened from sixth to third before the
first-lap occurrence interjection to a good start.

 

The categorical competition during a FIA GT World Cup is scheduled for Sunday at
12:10hrs internal time.

 

Reactions on a subordinate competition in Macau:

 

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Direktor): “Second
place for a BMW Art Car #18 – that is a good starting position for
tomorrow’s competition here in Macau. Augusto Farfus and BMW Team Schnitzer
have finished a glorious pursuit over a whole weekend and have been
consistently in a tip positions. In today’s gift race,
Augusto also had the compulsory fitness to not be concerned in
the collision. The pivotal was his good start and thereafter after a re-start
he didn’t make a singular mistake. The same goes for Chaz Mostert who
finished his initial ever competition in Macau in a clever fifth position. It
is a empathize of march for Marco Wittmann and Tom Blomqvist who both
late on a opening lap by no error of their own. We now have
to analyse how heavily their cars are damaged.”

 

Augusto Farfus (#18 BMW M6 GT3, BMW Team Schnitzer,
2nd place):

“Macau is a special place. The walls are intensely tighten so we put a
lot of appetite into removing a good start – and it worked out. When I
saw a 3 Mercedes going side by side into Mandarin we said: ‘This
is my chance’ and we was means to get P3 during a finish of a true when
braking into Lisboa. Then everybody saw what happened. This is Macau.
Everything can occur during each corner. It is good to be P2. We didn’t
unequivocally design this. When we was here a final time with Schnitzer in
a universe furloughed automobile days, we won. Now we are back, and have a good
possibility tomorrow.”

 

Chaz Mostert (#90 BMW M6 GT3, FIST – Team AAI, 5th place):

“Obviously a lot of cars were concerned in a collision and crashed
out. we was really propitious to stay out of a drama. It was good that we had
some competition laps afterwards. we feel I’m creation improvements out there
each lap. Overall I’m super happy. Saying we have a P5 from Macau is fantastic.”

 

Marco Wittmann (#91 BMW M6 GT3, FIST – Team AAI, DNF):

“The start and a initial path were really good. we had already gained
4 places. Then we came to dilemma 7 or eight, and we was actually
in a center of a large collision. It’s really unsatisfactory to have
a competition finished like that. The automobile is heavily damaged. The impact
for all of us was flattering hard. Luckily we are all alright. Losing, I
don’t know, five, six, 7 or 8 cars in a GT World Cup is frustrating.”

 

Tom Blomqvist (#99 BMW M6 GT3, ROWE Racing, DNF):

“First of all we didn’t have utterly as good a start as we was hoping,
losing a few positions. And thereafter only coming Police Corner we come
around and other cars were already station there. we don’t consider the
marshals had time to conflict unfortunately and now a lot of cars are
shop-worn and potentially won’t be racing tomorrow. It’s a large shame. We
have to wait and see to get a full design of a car.”