BMW was again represented by a strong contingent at the 2017 FIA GT World Cup in Macau. As well as the 18th BMW Art Car, which was designed by Cao Fei and run by BMW Team Schnitzer with BMW DTM driver Augusto Farfus at the wheel, a further two BMW M6 GT3s also lined up at the iconic Guia Circuit. Both cars were run by AAI Motorsports. DTM champion Marco Wittmann and Chaz Mostert started for the team from Taiwan. 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.
The FIA GT World Cup again lived up to its reputation as one of the toughest street races in the world in 2017, and produced a feast of action for the fans, teams and drivers. In Sunday’s main race, Augusto Farfus recovered from a collision, which was no fault of his own, to fight back from last place to finish fourth. He was followed over the finish line by Chaz Mostert and Marco Wittmann in fifth and sixth place.