Maro Engel wins in the FIA GT World Cup in Macau


Edo Mortara grazed the epic once more, but it was logical in a final a so abrupt, that certifies the second
consecutive victory for Mercedes in the streets of Macau.
Maro Engel has been imposed in the
renowned FIA GT World Cup
in a race dominated from the beginning to the end, but
that ended with a red flag when the two Audi drivers had the possibility
of attack. Be that as it may, Edo Mortara finished second without the power to raise to
six his number of victories at the Circuit da Guia and
the veteran René Rast has
uploaded at the last step of the podium

Edo Mortara managed to surprise you at the exit, but his Audi R8 LMS could not bear the pull of the Mercedes on the straight. Maro Engel was the first position, followed by his team mate Renger van der Zande. Stefan Mücke fell to third place with the Aston Martin Craft Bamboo and the Italian Edo Mortara was going to be fourth, all in a sigh. Behind Earl Bamber was left out of the game after a strong touch with his Porsche 997. Neither survived the first round, Kevin Estre with the Mclaren 650S GT3.

Maro Engel imposed a searing pace getting in three laps 2.5 seconds ahead of Renger van der Zande, more concerned to stem the attacks of Mücke and keep behind the Audi of Edo Mortara and René Rast. The high tip speed of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 he was worth so as not to suffer hardships in the braking of ‘Lisbon’, a single point of overtaking of course. With the piloting defensive of van der Zande reached the ecuador of the race. Darryl O Young managed to pass Alvaro Parente in his particular struggle for the sixth position.


however, the excitement came in front against the odds. Van der Zande slashing the wall, ripping off part of the bodywork of your Mercedes and making this piece rozara the tire. Stefan Mücke was hurled on the advancement in ‘Lisbon’ and both were overcome by Edo Mortara and René Rast, that passed on the 4th and 5th place to occupy the two positions of the podium. A maneuver that had prize after a few moments, as was deployed the Safety Car to four laps due to an accident of the Porsche 997 GT3R of the thai Vutthinkorn Inthraphuvasak.

The race ended in the worst possible way. An accident under the framework of a Safety Car of the canadian John Shen caused a ‘little train’ in one of the curves, with several vehicles hit. The track was blocked and race direction gave by finished the test. Maro Engel got the victory, second consecutive for the German and for Mercedes. Edo Mortara and René Rast added a one-two finish on the podium for Audi, but was left with a bitter taste at not being able to play the final two laps. Stefan Mücke and Renger van der Zande completed the top-five.

Results FIA GT World Cup of the 62nd Grand Prix of Macau

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Difference
1 Maro Engel Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 33:28.832
2nd Edoardo Mortara Audi R8 LMS +2.321
3rd René Rast Audi R8 LMS +2.900
4th Stefan Mücke Aston Martin Vantage GT3
5th Renger van der Zande Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 +4.422
6th Darryl O Young Aston Martin Vantage GT3 +17.444
7th Alvaro Parente McLaren 650S GT3 +24.880
8th Marchy Lee Audi R8 LMS +37.248
9th Keita Sawa Bentley Continental GT3 +39.404
10th Passion Lahoturas Ferrari 458 GT3 +40.354