Macau. In a repeat of his outcome in a gift race,
Augusto Farfus (BRA) of BMW Team Schnitzer finished fourth again in
a tangible FIA GT World Cup in Macau (CHN) on Sunday. Last year’s
winner, during a circle of a #42 BMW M6 GT3, was in row for a
lectern place during times during a 18-lap race. Joel Eriksson (SWE)
climbed dual places to finish seventh for FIST-Team AAI in a #91
car. Victory during a mythological ‘Guia Circuit’ went to Raffaele
Marciello (ITA, Mercedes).
Starting from fourth on a grid, Farfus immediately set about trying
to urge his position. At a re-start following a reserve car
period, caused by a pile-up involving Porsche motorist Kevin Estre (FRA),
he took his event and overtook Earl Bamber (NZL, Porsche). The
New Zealander took third place behind from him shortly after however,
a sequence afterwards remaining a same right by to a finish.
Eriksson gave an glorious arrangement and a flawless competition on his first
entrance in a BMW M6 GT3 in Macau.
BMW Team Schnitzer and Farfus now spin their courtesy to a subsequent GT
prominence this entrance week. BMW is set to make a motorsport return
to South Africa in a Intercontinental GT Challenge. Farfus will be
assimilated in a BMW M6 GT3 by Martin Tomczyk (GER) and internal favourite
Sheldon outpost der Linde (RSA) during Kyalami (RSA). Walkenhorst Motorsport
will competition with a serve dual BMW M6 GT3s.
Two BMW M4 GT4s were also in movement during a Macau Grand Prix. Hei Chan
(Son Veng Racing Team) and Pei Wen Qi (Team AVM) finished fifth and
seventh in a Greater Bay Area GT Cup on Sunday morning.
Reactions to a FIA GT World Cup in Macau.
Augusto Farfus (#42 BMW M6 GT3, 4th place):
“There was zero some-more we could have finished today. We indispensable a
good start to immediately make swell by a field. However,
a Porsche drivers were crafty and managed to stay in front of me.
After that, it was tough for me to compare a gait of the
front-runners. we took a bit some-more of a risk during a re-start after the
reserve automobile duration and was means to quickly take third place. However, I
afterwards braked a small too late entrance into Lisboa, and found myself
behind in fourth as a result. It would have been tough to keep Earl
Bamber behind me for a rest of a competition anyway. If somebody had told
me after a initial use sessions that we would finish fourth here,
we would have taken that true away. As it stands, we are a little
unhappy now. You always wish to make it onto a podium. Despite
that, we can be unapproachable of a performance. we would like to appreciate the
whole organisation during BMW Team Schnitzer. We now pierce on to Kyalami.“
Herbert Schnitzer jr. (Team Manager BMW Team Schnitzer):
“The start went as we had expected; a Porsche drivers were
clever. Over a march of a race, we saw that we did not utterly have
a opening of a heading organisation this weekend. However, Augusto
positively constructed a good display. The gift race, in
particular, was fantastic.”
Joel Eriksson (#91 BMW M6 GT3, 7th place):
“I am flattering happy. That was flattering most a best we could
have hoped for this weekend. My gait was good in today’s race. This
was my initial competition weekend with a GT automobile in Macau, and we was tighten to
Augusto’s level. we apparently still have some training to do in a GT
automobile here, though on a whole it has been a certain experience.”
Jun-San Chen (Team Principal FIST-Team AAI): “We may
not have done it onto a podium, though we can be really happy with the
result. Joel Eriksson did a illusory job.”