The 2019 FIA GT World Cup will boast some of the most glamorous autos and talented stars as its first class entry checklist for the Macau Helpful Prix match modified into once confirmed earlier this day (17 October).
Global GT giants Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche will but again clutch to the iconic streets of Macau from 14-17 November, with out a fewer than 17 drivers from 12 varied countries represented.
This would perhaps perhaps perhaps effectively be the fifth edition of the massively winning FIA GT World Cup and all four earlier winners of this effectively-known match are attend to complete it all but again in 2019.
Reigning champion Augusto Farfus Jnr arguably headlines the entry checklist because the Brazilian appears to be like to be to ranking attend-to-attend titles for BMW. The BMW Personnel Schnitzer driver dominated both the Qualification and Basic races in Macau most though-provoking year, so the 36-year-former could perhaps perhaps effectively be the particular person to beat next month.
Talented Swede Joel Eriksson will pilot the varied BMW M6 GT3 because the DTM popular returns to Macau. The 21-year-former will make his GT debut spherical the Guia Twin carriageway music, however he has raced there previously in Formula 3, scoring a podium at most though-provoking year’s match.
Mercedes-Benz has a wealth of skills at its disposal with a complete of six entries in the sail.
Edoardo Mortara is an undoubted grasp of Macau, having previously claimed FIA GT World Cup honours attend in 2017. The Suisse star also obtained the match consecutively in its earlier Macau GT Cup guise between 2011-2013.
The Mercedes-AMG Personnel Craft Bamboo Racing driver’s effectively-known historic previous spherical the 6.2km avenue music goes even further attend, because the 32-year-former also triumphed in the notorious Formula 3 sail there in 2009 and 2010.
Raffaele Marciello and Maro Engel complete Mercedes’ entry of Platinum stage drivers, both of who will defend aspirations of winning the sail outright for Mercedes-AMG Personnel GruppeM Racing.
Engel obtained the inaugural FIA GT World Cup attend in 2015 and has been a popular on the podium ever since, while the sizable like a flash Marciello took pole assert all the plot by qualifying most though-provoking year.
Adderly Fong (Zun Motorsport Crew), Alessio Picariello (Mercedes-AMG Personnel Craft Bamboo Racing) and Roelof Bruins (Solite Indigo Racing) pause Mercedes’ global line-up.
Four Porsche 911 GT3 Rs are also on the entry checklist with Laurens Vanthoor taking a gaze to repeat his 2016 success, however this time for the Stuttgart-primarily primarily based marque. His ROWE Racing group-mate – Earl Bamber – also has the CV and credentials to be a contender this time spherical.
Highly-rated Frenchman Kevin Estre and Alexandre Imperatori make up the varied two Porsche entries, below the Absolute Racing banner.
Audi is the most though-provoking marque no longer to boast a dilapidated winner of the match in its ranks however the Audi R8 LMS has loved colossal success at Macau.
Mortara obtained there three instances for the marque sooner than his swap to Mercedes, while Laurens Vanthoor’s 2016 victory came with Audi.
Audi’s talented quintet of entries in 2019 are headlined by German Christopher Haase, while Dries Vanthoor, Kelvin Van der Linde, Charles Weerts and China’s Wein Chen will all be hoping to showcase their respective skillsets.
As in present seasons the competition will possible be sail over two sail distances – a 12 lap Qualification Shuffle followed by an 18 lap Basic Event that will resolve this year’s FIA GT World Cup Champion.
The 19 nook world effectively-known say that is Macau – including like a flash sweeping corners, tight hairpins and one of many longest straights in racing – plus its unfamiliar one driver per automobile entry format, makes the FIA GT World Cup the last sail sail for GT drivers and teams alike.