Pole position driver, Raffaele Marciello of Switzerland, won today at the Macau GT Cup – FIA GT World Cup. In second and third place respectively were compatriot Eduardo Mortara and Brazilian Augusto Farfus.
It was a smooth race until David Chen – who was in 14th place – crashed on the infamous Lisboa Bend with nine laps to go. The safety car was deployed.
On the restart, Marciello put in a commanding lead, while Mercedes AMG driver Maro Engel of Germany, who was in second, had issues with his car and slowed.
Mortara moved into second place, with the BMWs of Farfus and South African Sheldon Van Der Linde battling behind him.
The latter pulled into the pits with five laps to go, appearing to have problems with his tyres, while Farfus cruised into third.
The race is a second win in Macao for Raffaele Marciello – his first came in 2019 – and marks his last year driving for Mercedes AMG after a seven-year stint. He is tipped to join BMW’s Hypercar program in the FIA World Endurance Championship.