Reigning champion Augusto Farfus Jnr can also high the bill on this one year’s FIA GT World Cup entry list, however the Brazilian faces stiff opponents as Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Porsche attain fight for Macau Huge Prix honours.
The BMW M6 GT3 bossed the imply streets of Macau closing one year as Farfus Jnr romped to a lights-to-flag victory, and the BMW Crew Schnitzer driver will seemingly be encourage to defend his title when the action will get underway subsequent month (14-17 November).
The 36-one year-used is one in all a form of Platinum degree drivers on the grid for the 2019 version, as we take a query a query at half of a dozen of the fundamental contenders.
Mercedes-Benz could presumably perchance arguably be the preferrred challenger to BMW’s describe as it boasts a trio of standout skills with every likelihood of success.
Two feeble winners of the match within the form of Edoardo Mortara and Maro Engel spearhead its line-up, with the latter having received no fewer than six occasions (four in GT and two in F3) across the infamous 6.2km Guia Circuit.
Raffaele Marciello is the youngest of Mercedes’ leading protagonists, however the Italian is every bit as rapid as his extra skilled stablemates.
The 24-one year-used modified into once one in all the fastest drivers in Macau closing one year, even supposing he’s level-headed browsing for the consistency to mount a severe overall discipline – that different could presumably perchance come subsequent month.
Porsche is yet to protect shut the FIA GT World Cup in its most up-to-date guise, with the marque having not triumphed on the streets of Macau since Darryl O’Young claimed victory encourage in 2007, when the plug modified into once bustle as the Macau GT Cup.
ROWE Racing is prone to be about to alternate all that, alternatively, as its Platinum duo of Porsche pilots – Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor – heads up its assault on the enviornment’s most not easy GT speed contest.
Vanthoor claimed victory at the 2016 FIA GT World Cup even as competing for Audi, but now the Belgian driver will seemingly be having a query to destroy Porsche’s duck.
Bamber holds a long-standing relationship with the Stuttgart GT massive, having claimed the Porsche Supercup title sooner than winning the Le Mans 24 Hours and FIA World Endurance Championship within the all-conquering Porsche 919 Hybrid.
The New Zealander accomplished merely exterior the podium areas in Macau in 2018, however the 911 GT3 R driver will seemingly be having a query to tear even better this time around.
Except this dynamic half of a dozen, there are several extra who will seemingly be aware of themselves as contenders to recount overall honours.
Audi’s Platinum entry Christopher Hasse will seemingly be having a query to come the R8 LMS to the winner’s circle, even as DTM racer Joel Eriksson affords BMW a 2d hope of success within the plug.
Frenchman Kevin Estre has enjoyed GTE Pro victories in each the Le Mans 24 Hours and World Endurance Championship in most up-to-date years, so there would be little surprise to belief him add the Macau Huge Prix title to his unprejudiced CV.
In summary, such is the high calibre of drivers on this one year’s grid that the overall victor is prone to be someone from a form of contenders, so strap yourselves in and trip the trot as the 2019 FIA GT World Cup edges ever-nearer.
The 2019 FIA F3 World Cup and FIA GT World Cup occur as phase of the 66th running of the Macau Huge Prix on 14-17 November.