Munich. This entrance weekend, a ‘Guia Circuit’ in Macau (CHN)
hosts a grand culmination of a 2019 GT season: a FIA GT World Cup.
The tip GT teams and drivers will conflict it out to be crowned
champions on a many perfectionist travel circuit in a world. Last
year, Augusto Farfus (BRA) and BMW Team Schnitzer won a pretension with
a BMW M6 GT3, presenting BMW with a 24th feat in
Macau. They lapse now with a idea of unresolved on to their
trophies. Meanwhile, BMW works motorist Joel Eriksson (SWE) is set to
make his GT entrance in Macau with FIST-Team AAI.
A sum of 17 GT3 cars, with some of a world’s best GT drivers at
a wheel, will go conduct to conduct during this year’s FIA GT World Cup.
Farfus will foe a BMW M6 GT3 with BMW Team Schnitzer for a third
time in a row. In 2017, he hold a eye in a BMW M6 GT3 Art Car,
designed by Cao Fei (CHN). Last year, Farfus won both a qualifying
foe and a categorical race. In doing so, he presented Schnitzer trainer at
a time, Charly Lamm (GER), with a ideal withdrawal benefaction in what
was his final race. Farfus will be racing in Macau for a tenth time
in his career. The coming of a #42 BMW M6 GT3 is upheld by
a partners Shell, Akrapovič and a MultiBank Group, whose logos and
colours are incorporated into a new pattern of a car.
Eriksson has done 3 appearances in a Formula 3 Grand Prix in
Macau. He cumulative stick position in 2017 and finished runner-up to earn
a mark on a lectern in 2018. The BMW works motorist is now set to drive
a BMW M6 GT3 on a travel circuit for a initial time. The automobile will be
run by FIST-Team AAI. The Taiwanese group final raced in Macau dual years
ago, when it finished fifth and sixth. This season, FIST-Team AAI has
enjoyed good success in a China GT Championship and a China
Endurance Championship. The group won a Team pretension and a Drivers’
Championship with BMW works motorist Nick Yelloly (GBR). Eriksson was a
guest starter during dual events, that authorised him to get to know a group well.
The subordinate foe – 12 laps of a 6.120-kilometre circuit – gets
underway during 13:05 internal time (06:05 CET) this Saturday. The 18-lap
categorical foe starts during 12:25 internal time (05:25 CET) on Sunday. The Macau
Motorcycle Grand Prix, that facilities a horde of BMW Motorrad
Motorsport drivers, starts during 15:55 internal time (08:55 CET) on Saturday.
Quotes on a 2019 FIA GT World Cup in Macau.
Jens Marquardt (BMW Group Motorsport Director):
“Macau has always been a unequivocally special place for BMW – on 4 and on
dual wheels. Our success story during a Guia Circuit started scarcely four
decades ago with Hans-Joachim Stuck winning a Guia Race for touring
cars in 1980 with a BMW 320i. In total, BMW furloughed cars have
claimed no fewer than 22 wins during Macau. Success continued in GT
racing, with a FIA GT World Cup being hold within a Macau Grand
Prix, with a large prominence being Augusto Farfus’ illusory victory
final year with a BMW M6 GT3. Also a colleagues from a BMW
Motorrad Motorsport dialect have an considerable lane record at
Macau, starting with a ancestral one-two-three finish for a BMW S
1000 RR in 2015. Since afterwards a BMW S 1000 RR is one of a bikes to
kick during Macau. In a final 4 editions of a Macau Motorcycle Grand
Prix, BMW racer Peter Hickman claimed 3 wins. Added to this are
countless serve lectern finishes.”
Herbert Schnitzer jr. (Team Manager BMW Team
Schnitzer): “We have enjoyed a unequivocally special attribute with
Macau for many years now and have already distinguished many fantastic
successes there. The win final year during Charly Lamm’s final foe as team
principal was quite emotional. This year we will give it our
all to grasp another tip result, even yet we know that the
foe will be unequivocally tough. This year we are also confronting the
singular conditions of contesting a deteriorate culmination of the
Intercontinental GT Challenge in Kyalami, only one week after Macau.
Organising this programme is a huge, sparkling plea for a team,
both in terms of crew and logistics. It goes though observant that
a aim is to be successful in both races. That is because a best
probable allege formulation and a illusory bid of any single
group member are even some-more important, and we would like to thank
everybody for this already.”
Augusto Farfus: “I am unequivocally looking brazen to
fortifying my title, however it is apparently going to be distant from easy.
Our idea is to keep a trophy, though a antithesis is stronger than
ever. We have prepared as good as probable and will really benefit
from a knowledge we have gained together over a past dual years.
Ultimately, however, many of a rivals have what it takes to win this
race. we will do my best to lift a prize for a second time – this
time in memory of Charly.”
Joel Eriksson: “The partnership with FIST-Team AAI
is operative intensely well. we have felt right during home there from the
word go. The group suggestion is superb and we have been chatting
roughly any day in a run-up. From a pushing indicate of view, we have
prepared meticulously in a simulator, as pushing a Formula automobile and a
GT automobile in Macau are dual totally opposite animals. Fortunately, we
also have Augusto there with all his experience. We have oral to
any other mostly and he has already given me a lot of profitable advice.”