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The 18th BMW Art Car creates a competition entrance during Macau – Four BMW M6 GT3 competition cars in movement during a Guia Circuit.

Munich. The GT deteriorate concludes with another prominence this
weekend: Four BMW M6 GT3 cars will competition in a FIA GT World Cup at
a iconic Guia Circuit in Macau (CHN) on 18th and
19th November. Much courtesy will be focussed on one car
in particular: a 18th BMW Art Car, designed by Chinese
multimedia artist Cao Fei. BMW works motorist Augusto Farfus (BRA)
will be during a circle of this special car. The rolling work of art
will be run by BMW Team Schnitzer. The group from Freilassing (GER)
is a record leader in Macau, with 13 victories to a name.

 

As good as a BMW Art Car, a serve 3 BMW M6 GT3 competition cars will
do conflict in a slight civic canyons. ROWE Racing will margin one car,
with Tom Blomqvist (GBR) during a wheel, while Marco Wittmann (GER) and
Chaz Mostert (AUS) will expostulate for FIST – Team AAI in a former
Portuguese colony.

 

“The Guia Circuit is iconic. BMW has enjoyed many large wins there in
a past,” pronounced BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “We are
represented by a clever fortuitous during this year’s FIA GT World Cup
year, consisting of 4 BMW M6 GT3s, 3 works drivers with plenty
of Macau knowledge between them, and an ace from a V8 Supercars
Championship. From a BMW Motorsport indicate of view, this event
highlights a array of fascinating stories, such as a lapse of
mixed Macau winners BMW Team Schnitzer. However, a concentration will
really be on a competition entrance of a new BMW M6 GT3 Art Car. The
tradition of a Art Car is some-more alive than ever in 2017. At a start
of a year, John Baldessari’s BMW M6 GTLM Art Car was in movement in
Daytona. That is now followed by Cao Fei’s array 18 Art Car in China.
Macau is positively a estimable venue for a end to this season
– and we are apparently anticipating for a good result.”

 

Cao Fei commented: “I’m very vehement for a arriving race! This is a
totally new knowledge for me to see one of my artworks set to
suit during monumental speed. May a best automobile and motorist win! No
matter a result, Macau is a one-of-a-kind city with a thrilling
race, and this will certainly be unforgettable. No matter what, me and my
family will be entertaining together with a BMW group for Augusto Farfus
and my Art Car all a approach to a finishing line.”

 

The 18th BMW Art Car – combined by Cao Fei.

Cao Fei’s work is a thoughtfulness on a speed of change in China, on
tradition and future. With her BMW Art Car project, she delves into a
arena travelling thousands of years, profitable reverence to Asia’s
ancient devout knowledge as it quickly spreads into a third
millennium. The multimedia artist approached a BMW Art Car in a way
standard of her artistic practice, building a together universe. The
physique of work consists of 3 opposite components: a video focusing
on a time travelling devout practitioner, protracted reality
facilities picturing charming light particles, permitted around a
dedicated app (App Store: keyword “BMW Art Car #18”), and a BMW M6
GT3 racecar in a strange CO black. Paying reverence to a carbon
twine structure of a racecar chassis, Cao Fei’s holistic use of a
non-reflective black incorporates a automobile into a possibilities of
a digital world. Within this concept, Cao Fei’s doing of
video art, as good as protracted reality, creates an sourroundings of
that a BMW M6 GT3 is an essential part. In her video work, the
practitioner executes devout movements, that relate in colourful
streams of light. When a app is used within a premises of a car,
these light swishes turn an AR designation floating above and
around a BMW M6 GT3 – involving a witness as an interactive
representative of participation.

 

The 18th BMW Art Car enjoyed a universe premiere on
31st May 2017 during a Minsheng Art Museum in Beijing (CHN),
and is now set for a initial on-track appearance. The 6.120-kilometre
Guia Circuit is one of a many fantastic travel circuits in the
world. The significance of a GT competition in Macau was increased
significantly in 2015, when it was named a central FIA GT World
Cup. As good as a GT race, a eminent Macau Grand Prix for Formula
3 cars will be hold on a travel circuit again this year. The FIA
World Touring Car Championship will be among a other array in
movement in Macau.

 

Long success story in Macau for BMW Team Schnitzer.

BMW Team Schnitzer has been obliged for some-more than one vital BMW
delight in Macau and, with 13 victories to a name, is a record
holder. The initial win for Charly Lamm’s (GER) group came behind in 1980.
Back then, Hans-Joachim Stuck (GER) was initial opposite a finish line
in a BMW 320. BMW Team Schnitzer final tasted success during a Guia
Circuit 8 years ago: In 2009, Farfus won a competition in a FIA WTCC
there in a BMW 320si WTCC. He now earnings to a stage of that success
with a Schnitzer team. This represents Farfus’ second opportunity
this year to expostulate a BMW Art Car. Back in January, during a 24 Hours of
Daytona (USA), he alternated during a circle of a BMW M6 GTLM Art Car,
designed by John Baldessari (USA), with Alexander Sims (GBR), Bill
Auberlen (USA) and Bruno Spengler (CAN).

 

Strong contingent of drivers in a remaining BMW M6 GT3s.

As good as Farfus, a serve dual BMW works drivers will take on the
severe Guia Circuit: Marco Wittmann, a 2014 and 2016 DTM
champion, will expostulate a BMW M6 GT3 for FIST – Team AAI. Macau is by no
means uncharted domain for Wittmann, who was successful there in
his Formula 3 days. Wittmann also gained GT knowledge during this
perfectionist circuit in 2014, when he finished seventh in a BMW Z4 GT3.
Back then, he was also pushing for AAI Motorsports. The group from
Taiwan will margin a second BMW M6 GT3 in Macau. In a pushing seat
will be Chaz Mostert. He competes in a Australian V8 Supercars
Championship, and contested a 12 Hours of Bathurst (AUS) in a BMW M6
GT3 during a start of a year. Mostert done his initial coming for
AAI in Oct – and with good success: Together with Jesse Krohn
(FIN) and Jun San Chen (TPE), he claimed a GT feat in a BMW M6
GT3 during a opening turn of a Asian Le Mans Series in Zhuhai (CHN).

 

The ROWE Racing group also earnings to Macau. When a BMW M6 GT3 made
a entrance during a Guia Circuit in 2016, Hans-Peter Naundorf’s (GER)
group finished seventh. This year, Blomqvist will competition for ROWE Racing
in Macau. The 23-year-old knows a circuit good from several starts
in Formula 3. Blomqvist also done a guest coming in Macau in the
Formula BMW Pacific array in 2010, when he finished third to take his
place on a podium.