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Farfus, BMW Win Emotional FIA GT World Cup in Macau

Augusto Farfus takes Macau win, GT World Cup title for BMW in Charly Lamm’s final race…

Photo: Macau GP

Augusto Farfus has won the FIA GT World Cup in Macau following a dominant run in Sunday’s title-deciding race.

The Brazilian took his No. 42 Team Schnitzer BMW M6 GT3 to a 0.981-second win over the No. 888 GruppeM Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Maro Engel, delivering victory for Charly Lamm in his final race as team principal.

It came after Mercedes’ closest challenger, Raffaele Marciello, went straight into the barriers at Lisboa on Lap 5, after putting heavy pressure on the BMW in the opening moments of the 18-lap race.

Marciello finished 9th, only able to get by Alexandre Imperatori for position after his incident.

Farfus, meanwhile, scored his fourth Macau win and first in GT competition at the Guia Circuit.

Edoardo Mortara completed the podium in third in the No. 1 Mercedes, ahead of the No. 912 Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R of Earl Bamber in fourth.

Robin Frijns made it four different GT3 manufacturers in the top-five, in his No. 66 Team WRT Speedstar Audi R8 LMS.

Macau debutants Christopher Haase, Mathieu Jaminet and Dries Vanthoor finished sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively in the caution-free race.

The trio of Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3s, as well as Darryl O’Young’s Craft-Bamboo Racing Porsche, brought up the rear of the 14-car starting field, with Laurens Vanthoor not taking part after his weekend-ending accident in the Qualifying Race.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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