BMW works driver Augusto Farfus will return to the legendary “Guia Circuit” in Macau this November. He will once again take the wheel of the BMW M6 GT3 of BMW Team Schnitzer in which he got the sensational win last year.
|It will be an emotional return to Macau for Farfus and the team. The driver from Curitiba and the German squad are connected by a long and successful history shared on the world-famous street circuit. This dates back to 2009 when Farfus added to the record winning streak of BMW Team Schnitzer in Macau by securing victory in the FIA Touring Car World Championship. In 2017, Farfus contested the FIA GT World Cup in Macau in the BMW M6 GT3 Art Car fielded by BMW Team Schnitzer and clinched second place on the podium.|
This was followed by a very special triumph last year. It was the last race event Charly Lamm as Team Principal of BMW Team Schnitzer before he handed the team management over to Herbert Schnitzer junior. Farfus won the qualifying race on Saturday and drove to a start-finish victory in the main race on Sunday. The triumph in the FIA GT World Cup, on a track that always had a special significance for Lamm, was Farfus’ very special farewell gift to the Team Principal he had worked with for so many years. Lamm said after the win that it was one of the greatest moments of his racing career. He passed away just a few weeks later.
“Macau will be very special this year,” said Farfus. “Firstly, it is a place of which I have a lot of great memories. And the win in the FIA GT World Cup last year not only was a highlight of my career. Winning together with Charly, my friend and my mentor, who was very close personally to me and my family, was something really special. We celebrated this amazing win together in his last year. This year it will be different and also weird to a certain extent as we will be there without Charly. The entire team will miss him. I hope we can repeat the success in memory of Charly. We know that it will be a real challenge, but we will be racing there for the third year in a row with the BMW M6 GT3 and have picked up the necessary experience. We will try our best and give it our all to be successful again.”
This year’s FIA GT World Cup in Macau will take place from 14th to 17th November.