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Mercedes-AMG Macau Liveries Revealed

German manufacturer to be represented by three-car Team GruppeM effort in FIA GT World Cup…

Image: Mercedes-AMG

Mercedes-AMG has taken the wraps off the liveries its three factory GT3 contenders will use in next month’s FIA GT World Cup in Macau.

The German manufacturer return to the Guia circuit as defending winners, with Edoardo Mortara, who will line up in the No. 1 Mercedes in an all-black color scheme.

Inaugural GT World Cup Champion Maro Engel, meanwhile, will pilot the No. 888 Team GruppeM-entered car, with newly crowned Blancpain GT Series champion Raffaele Marciello in the No. 999 entry, also entered by the Chinese team.

“To me, Macau has always been a very special race,” said Mortara, a six-time Macau winner. “I have had a lot of success there and I am happy every time I can race at this demanding track again.

“We are the defending champions and of course, even in spite of the very strong opposition, we want to defend the title.”

Engel added: “For me, last year’s race was great on one hand with the progress I made from eighth to third place, my fourth consecutive podium finish at Macau.

“Nevertheless, it was a pity that I had problems in the qualification race and I wasn’t able to carry my very good initial situation with pole position into the main race.

“This year, I will again be in full attack mode and obviously, my preference would be to stand on the top step of the podium on Sunday.”

A total of 15 cars are on the entry list for the Nov. 15-18 event, featuring factory or works-supported entries from Audi, Porsche, BMW and Nissan.

Image: Mercedes-AMG

Image: Mercedes-AMG

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