The Macau race in the FIA GT World Cup is gaining more and more traction, with an increasing number of great racers lining up at the start line every year. For 2019, BMW will be sending over to Macau the BMW M6 GT3 and two of its best drivers: Augusto Farfus and Joel Eriksson. The race will take place on November 16 and 17 and we’re hoping Augusto Farfus repeats his fabulous performance from last year, when he finished the race first.
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Last year’s race was very emotional for a number of reasons, the most important being that it was the last one with Charly Lamm at the helm of BMW Team Schnitzer. Only a few weeks after the race he passed away but Augusto made him proud as he had a perfect run that Sunday, with a start-finish victory. Lamm said it was one of the greatest moments of his racing career afterwards. this year, BMW Team Schnitzer will be looking to make Charly proud once again.
“Macau will be very special this year,” said Farfus. “Firstly, it is a place of which I have a lot of great memories. And the win in the FIA GT World Cup last year was a highlight of my career. Winning together with Charly, my friend and my mentor, who was very close personally to me and my family, was something really special. This year I hope we can repeat the success in memory of Charly. We know that it will be a real challenge, but we will be racing there for the third year in a row with the BMW M6 GT3 and have picked up the necessary experience. We will try our best and give it our all to be successful again.”
BMW DTM driver Eriksson is also familiar with the tricky track in Macau’s urban canyons. He raced in the Formula 3 Grand Prix there in the last three years. Now he will contest the FIA GT World Cup alongside FIST-Team AAI in the BMW M6 GT3. “I am absolutely thrilled to be going back to Macau again this year, this time representing BMW Motorsport in the FIA GT World Cup,“ said Eriksson. “I have fallen in love with the Guia Circuit during my visits in Formula 3 and I simply can’t wait to take it on in the BMW M6 GT3,” said Eriksson.