Charly Lamm says BMW Team Schnitzer’s return to Macau will be an “emotional experience” as the most successful team in event history makes its FIA GT World Cup debut.
The legendary German squad will take part in the Nov. 16-19 race with BMW’s 18th Art car, to be driven by Augusto Farfus, marking Schnitzer’s return to the Guia Circuit since the Brazilian driver claimed victory in the World Touring Car Championship race in 2009.
While having been absent since then, Schnitzer is still the all-time leader in Macau wins, at 13.
Its first victory came in 1980, with Hans-Joachim Stuck at the wheel of a BMW 320, with the team collecting nine wins between 1980-1998 alone, all with the Bavarian manufacturer.
“Returning to Macau will be a very emotional experience for our team,” Lamm said. “This street race is unique in motorsport and is unlike any other event.
“We have already celebrated many memorable wins at the Guia Circuit which is why we are really looking forward to being back in Macau, and being allowed to race in the BMW Art Car is a great honor for us.”
Schnitzer will be campaigning the No. 18 BMW M6 GT3 that will sport a unique all-digital design, created by Chinese artist Cao Fei, that can only be seen in augmented reality.
The car, to the naked eye, will appear in a full carbon black livery.
“The BMW Art Cars are moving works of art and have a great tradition which we are keen to continue with a good result on the track,” Lamm added.
Farfus’ car will be one of four BMWs entered for the event, which features a 20-car total grid and record seven GT3 manufacturers represented.