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DTM Champion Wittmann to Make Macau GT Cup Debut

Marco Wittmann among drivers set to take part in Macau GT Cup…

Photo: BMW

Photo: BMW

Newly crowned DTM champion Marco Wittmann will make his GT racing debut in next month’s Macau GT Cup.

The 24-year-old BMW factory driver will join Augusto Farfus at the wheel of the pair of BMW Z4 GT3s entered by Team AAI in the coveted end-of-year race on the famed street circuit.

Wittmann returns to the Guia Circuit for the first time since 2011 when the German won the F3 Qualifying Race, set fastest lap and finished third in the Macau Grand Prix main race.

“I am excited to be returning to Macau after a few years away, and to be able to drive there in a GT3 car,” he said.

“As far as I am concerned, it is not only the best street circuit in the world, but also one of the most exciting racetracks around. I can hardly wait to get back out on this awesome circuit with the BMW Z4 GT3.”

The Macau GT Cup, which doubles as the season-ending round of GT Asia, sees a number of other top works or factory supported drivers.

2013 Blancpain Endurance Series champion Laurens Vanthoor will drive an Audi Race Experience Audi R8 LMS ultra alongside three-time and defending race winner Edoardo Mortara.

TUDOR United SportsCar Championship PC runner-up Renger van der Zande will return at the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 entered by Mercedes-AMG Driving Academy, while Porsche Supercup leader Earl Bamber is listed to drive a LKM Racing-entered Porsche 911 GT3 R.

Bentley, meanwhile, is set for its Macau debut, with Jean-Karl Vernay set to pilot Absolute Racing’s Continental GT3.

The event takes place on Nov. 13-16. Click Here for the complete entry list.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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