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Farfus claims fourth place in Macau in a BMW Art Car #18 – Mostert and Wittmann follow in fifth and sixth positions.

Macau. Having finished second in a gift race, BMW
Team Schnitzer’s Augusto Farfus (BRA) was also a best-placed BMW
motorist on Sunday during a FIA GT World Cup in Macau (CHN). The
Brazilian overcame an unscheduled array stop, caused by a collision on
a “Guia Circuit” that was not his fault, and worked his approach adult to
fourth place from a behind of a field. Chaz Mostert (AUS) and
Marco Wittmann (GER), competing in dual BMW M6 GT3 cars from a FIST
– Team AAI, cumulative fifth and sixth positions to finish a good
altogether outcome for BMW during a fantastic 2017 GT deteriorate finale.

 

The competition started behind a reserve automobile due to soppy conditions, with
Farfus in second place. When a FIA GT World Cup finally got going,
a #18 BMW M6 GT3 was strike by a competitor. This caused critical damage
to a behind bodywork, that threatened to rip off completely. Farfus
had to conduct for a pits, where a organisation private a lax foot cover.
The BMW Art Car returned to a competition in final place. Farfus showed real
fighting suggestion to make adult mislaid belligerent and finish in fourth position.

 

Despite his miss of knowledge during Macau, Mostert again put in a
autocratic opening to cranky a line in fifth place after 18 laps,
usually brazen of his team-mate Wittmann. The two-time DTM champion’s car
was badly shop-worn in a mass collision during a gift race
though a AAI group managed to correct it in time for a categorical event.

 

However, Tom Blomqvist (GBR) missed out on a categorical competition in Macau.
His #99 ROWE Racing BMW M6 GT3 took such a serious strike during the
fantastic mass wreck on Saturday that competing on Sunday became
an impossibility.

 

Reactions to a categorical race:

 

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director): “That was
an unbelievably sparkling weekend – with a thespian finale. It is
formidable to pull a decisive finish from a competition like that. Of
course, it is a bit unsatisfactory from a sporting viewpoint to start
from second and afterwards cranky a line in fourth, though a liberation that
Augusto put in with a Art Car, after being knocked behind to last
place by no error of his own, was impressive, breath-taking and
in a finish reconciling. We contingency also not forget that dual other BMW M6
GT3s done it to fifth and sixth places as well. Congratulations to
Team AAI, Chaz and Marco – even some-more so – as a group did a good job
to correct Marco’s automobile overnight, after it had postulated such serious
damage. This competition also outlines a finish of a stirring year underneath a art
ensign that we heralded in Daytona with a Art Car by John
Baldessari and have now resolved here with a 18th Art
Car by Cao Fei. Both Art Cars were fascinating in their possess way. It
was considerable to knowledge a unrestrained of a fans and a guests
here, as they assimilated us in entertaining on Augusto and a Art Car. This
plan was a good success and we am certain it was not usually me that
found it inspirational. We trust that we have been means to continue
a good Art Car tradition and we are looking brazen to more
projects like this in a future.”

 

Cao Fei: “I was shaken and vehement before and after
a race. Through my BMW Art Car there was a tie between
Augusto and me. He asked me to pointer his helmet and we wrote ‘Fast’ on
it. It is extraordinary what he has achieved and we honour Augusto
Farfus from a bottom of my heart. He is a favourite to me!”

 

Augusto Farfus (#18 BMW M6 GT3, BMW Team Schnitzer,
4th place):

“I enjoyed a race. We showed that we never give up. Things looked
unequivocally bad for us after a initial lap. After a array stop, we fought
a approach adult from a behind of a field. When we cruise a state the
automobile was in after this race, it was a dream result. Thanks to BMW, Cao
Fei, a art dialect and BMW Team Schnitzer. we consider we showed the
universe that we are a unequivocally clever family. we usually missed out on the
lectern though we will be streamer home with a large grin on my face.”

 

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

“Everything went good for me here in Macau, detached from qualifying. I
felt some-more and some-more loose after any session. we did hold a wall
quickly during a competition today. we was unequivocally propitious there. My
opening was good adequate for fifth place in a end. It was my
initial competition on this circuit, and usually my third in a GT3 car. we am
totally confident and wish that we get a possibility to come back.”

 

Marco Wittmann (#91 BMW M6 GT3, FIST – Team AAI,
6th place):

“In Macau, it is quite formidable to start from so distant back. Of
course, we would have elite a normal start since it was more
formidable to make adult ground. we benefited from some accidents and
finishing in sixth is OK. This outcome unequivocally shows what a good job
a group did to put a automobile behind together overnight so that we were
means to contest in a final race. The boys gave their all so we am
usually happy that we done it to a finish of a race. Of course, we would
have favourite to have finished higher, or reached a podium, though that
wasn’t picturesque today.”