DTM drivers Edoardo Mortara (Audi), Augusto Farfus and Marco Wittmann (both BMW) can look back on a successful Macau weekend. In the GT3 race held in the support programme of the tradition-rich Macau GP, the three DTM aces finished third, fifth and seventh respectively. For Mortara, this result meant the end of a long streak of success in the former Portuguese colony. Since 2009, the Audi driver was undefeated, there. In 2009 and 2010 he won the Formula 3 race of the event and from 2011 to 2013, he added another three wins to his tally by winning the Macau GT Cup with the Audi R8 LMS ultra, three times. This year’s GT race was won by former DTM driver Maro Engel at the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3.
“I didn’t take any major risks at the start but succeeded in gaining two positions nevertheless,” said Farfus. “Other than in the qualifying session, our pace in the race was really good. Due to the conditions and the fact that our squad was far less experienced than the ones of our competitors, having finished fifth nearly feels like a race win. It was great to return to Macau after a four-year break.” And fellow BMW driver Wittmann added: “This was anything but an easy weekend, for us. While our competitors had a lot of Macau experience, it was our first Macau appearance with this team. Nonetheless, returning to Macau was big fun for me. After all, it’s one of the best street circuits of the world and the atmosphere is just fantastic