FIA GT World Cup Macau

FLAT-OUT THROUGH THE CITY.

The FIA GT World Cup in Macau.

FLAT-OUT THROUGH THE CITY.

The FIA GT World Cup in Macau.

Flat-out through the city. The FIA GT World Cup in Macau.

Street races always have a very special flair, with any minor mistakes ending in an excursion into the concrete wall. Every November, the streets of Macau are transformed into a racetrack. Every driver who races there is electrified by the unique atmosphere. When the sound of the engines roll through the urban canyons like thunder this season, the BMW M6 GT3 will be in the thick of the action again. And this year, it will feature a special livery: Macau is the venue for the race outing of the 18th BMW Art Car – designed by Chinese artist Cao Fei.

“AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE.”

Anyone who drives in Macau is a racing legend.

The BMW M6 GT3 made its debut at Macau’s iconic “Guia Circuit” in 2016. At the wheel: Nick Catsburg of the ROWE Racing team. “The entire weekend was simply an incredible experience,” he said. “The circuit is unique, and extremely difficult.” The traditional GT race in Macau took on even greater importance in 2015, when the International Automobile Federation named it the official FIA World Cup. The narrow but fast street circuit is 6.2 kilometres long and offers very few overtaking opportunities.

 

The BMW contingent for this year’s FIA GT World Cup in Macau, from 16th to 19th November 2017, is growing. As well as the 18th BMW Art Car, designed by Cao Fei, a further two BMW M6 GT3s will take their place on the grid at the legendary “Guia Circuit”. The two cars will be run by AAI Motorsports and driven by DTM champion Marco Wittmann and Chaz Mostert. Wittmann drove for AAI in the GT race in Macau in 2014, when he finished seventh. Mostert comes from the Australian V8 Supercars championship and drove the BMW M6 GT3 in the 12-hour race in Bathurst at the start of the year.

FIA GT World Cup

BMW M6 GT3.

The BMW M6 GT3 has been the top model in the BMW Motorsport customer racing line-up since 2016. The car is powered by a 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology. The power train has dry sump lubrication and generates up to 585 hp – with the whole car weighing less than 1,300 kilograms.

CUSTOMER RACING.

All you need to know about BMW customer teams’ outings around the world.