FIA GT World Cup: BMW Team Schnitzer returns to Macau.
On 17th/18th November, BMW Team Schnitzer will compete with a BMW M6 GT3 at the FIA GT World Cup, racing around the legendary “Guia Circuit” on the streets of Macau.
BMW works driver Augusto Farfus will be behind the wheel, having driven the 18th BMW Art Car for BMW Team Schnitzer at the same place last year. “It is an honour for me to be competing at Macau with BMW Team Schnitzer,” said Farfus. “I competed in my first race for BMW Motorsport with Charly Lamm as team principal and I am really looking forward to being part of the team to mark his farewell.” The FIA GT World Cup will be the final race for Charly Lamm as team principal at BMW Team Schnitzer. As of 1st January 2019, he will be handing over management duties at Schnitzer Motorsport GmbH to Herbert Schnitzer Jnr, son of team founder Herbert Schnitzer Snr. Lamm said “The legendary street circuit at Macau has a special place in the history of Schnitzer Motorsport, as we have celebrated many great successes there. My personal history at the ‘Guia Circuit’ began in 1980, when we claimed our first win with Hans-Joachim Stuck in the BMW 320 Group 5. Now we are really looking forward to competing again with Augusto Farfus after appearing with the BMW M6 GT3 Art Car last year. We will give our all and try to secure a top result at Macau one more time.”
While Farfus is battling for a top position with BMW Team Schnitzer at Macau, Tom Blomqvist will reprise his Fuji role and continue to replace the Brazilian driver alongside António Félix da Costa for BMW Team MTEK at the fifth race of the FIA World Endurance Championship season at Shanghai. “It was not an easy decision to miss out on the WEC race and drive at Macau instead,” sais Farfus. “but Macau is just a very special race and I know that the BMW M8 GTE is in very good hands with António and Tom.“ In addition to Farfus, there will be another BMW works driver at Macau: DTM driver Joel Eriksson is also competing in the renowned Formula 3 Grand Prix.