Macau and Schnitzer – a successful combination dating back 37 years. In 1980, Hans-Joachim Stuck guided a BMW 320 Turbo to the team’s first win in the former Portuguese colony. This was the start of what proved to be a unique success story, particularly in the 80s and 90s: Manfred Winkelhock, Roberto Ravaglia, Altfrid Heger, Emanuele Pirro, Charles Kwan, Joachim Winkelhock and Jörg Müller added another eleven victories by 2004, before Farfus claimed win number 13 in 2009 to give Schnitzer a record number of triumphs.
The goal for this year is to add another chapter to this success story, with the BMW M6 GT3. Despite the glorious past, the team and driver are not the only things that will be resplendent on the starting grid in Macau – the car will also stand out from the crowd. The 18th BMW Art Car is set for its big outing on the racetrack in the heart of Macau.
“To line up with the BMW Art Car is a great honour for us. The BMW Art Cars are rolling works of art and have a great tradition, which we want to continue with a good result out on the track,” says Lamm, whose team will run the BMW M6 GT3 designed by Chinese artist Cao Fei.