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Lamm Set for Final Race As Schnitzer Team Principal

An end of an era beckons for Schnitzer Motorsport in this weekend’s FIA GT World Cup…

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This weekend’s FIA GT World Cup in Macau will mark an end of an era for Schnitzer Motorsport and BMW, with Charly Lamm in his final race as team principal.

Lamm, who has led the Schnitzer team to numerous championships in sports car and touring car racing, announced his retirement from motorsports in September.

The 63-year-old, who will be replaced by Herbert Schnitzer Jr, the son of team co-founder Herbert Schnitzer Sr, at the start of next year, has helped take the legendary German squad to 13 victories at the Guia circuit.

Schnitzer will field a single BMW M6 GT3 for factory ace Augusto Farfus, who finished runner-up in last year’s Qualifying Race in Macau.

“The iconic street circuit in Macau is of special significance in the history of Schnitzer Motorsport, as we have enjoyed great success there,” Lamm said.

“My own personal story with the Guia Circuit began back in 1980, when we won with Hans-Joachim Stuck in the BMW 320 Group 5.

“We are delighted to be working with August Farfus again, following our outing together with the BMW M6 GT3 Art Car last year. We will do our very best to get a top result.”

Farfus’ BMW will be carrying a “Thank You, Charly!” message on its hood.

“I won my very first race for BMW with Charly in 2007,” Farfus said. “I hope we can be equally successful during this farewell weekend. One thing is certain: it is going to be special.”

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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