Eight years after their last win in Macau BMW Team Schnitzer will return to the scene of legendary successes for the FIA GT World Cup. The Freilassing team will compete at the Guia Circuit on 18th and 19th November in the 18th BMW Art Car – designed by Chinese artist Cao Fei. Augusto Farfus will be at the wheel of the number 18 car. The DTM driver has already celebrated two victories on the streets of Macau. In 2005, he crossed the finish line as the winner of the first race in the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) final.
Farfus also claimed the most recent success for BMW Team Schnitzer in the former Portuguese colony, when the Brazilian won in a BMW 320si WTCC in 2009. With 13 wins, the Charly Lamm owned team is the record holder in Macau. The first victory was back in 1980. Then, it was Hans-Joachim Stuck in the BMW 320 who was the first to cross the line. Between 1980 and 1998 alone, the team won the Macau Guia Race for BMW a total of nine times. “We have already celebrated many memorable wins at the Guia Circuit which is why we are really looking forward to being back in Macau, and being allowed to race in the BMW Art Car is a great honour for us. The BMW Art Cars are moving works of art and have a great tradition which we are keen to continue with a good result on the track.”