Nick Yelloly and FIST-Team AAI capitalised on their first match point in the finale of the China GT Championship in Shanghai. BMW works driver Yelloly and his team-mate Lin Yu won the first of the two final races on Saturday with their #90 BMW M6 GT3. This fifth win of the season clinched the titles. Yelloly was crowned driver’s champion, and FIST-Team AAI topped the team standings.
“We’re delighted with the championship win,” said Yelloly after winning the title. “I would like to thank my driver colleagues Lin Yu and Junsan Chen, who did a great job and without whom I wouldn’t have won the title, and naturally, the entire FIST-Team AAI, who did a fantastic job with the BMW M6 GT3 throughout the whole year.” An accident forced Yelloly/Yu to retire from the second race on Sunday just minutes before the end. A BMW works driver was also in action in Shanghai at the final weekend, in the #91 BMW M6 GT3 of FIST-Team AAI: DTM driver Joel Eriksson. Alongside Betty Chen, Eriksson finished the two races in seventh and fifth place. The team’s #92 BMW M6 GT3 of Ivan Lee and Kevin Chen finished in fifth and sixth place in the two races.
In the GT4 category, the Master Champ team had reason to celebrate when Wang Hao clinched the title in the AM/AM class with the #999 BMW M4 GT4 by finishing in ninth place in the race on Saturday.