Macau GT Cup: Engel claims third win after Marciello off - Motor Informed

Macau GT Cup: Engel claims third win after Marciello off

The shortened eight-lapper obtained off to an exhilarating begin because of Mercedes pair Engel and Marciello.

They went via the primary two corners side-by-side as they squabbled over vital observe place, Marciello successful out via Mandarin to seize the lead.

He was capable of instantly put some respiratory area between his TORO Racing-run AMG and the Engel’s Craft-Bamboo entry, however the lead was short-lived, as on the second lap Marciello’s race unravelled when he fired down the escape street on the Melco Hairpin, ending his hopes of a second Macau GT Cup crown.

Moments later the race was neutralised by the security automotive to permit Leong Ian Veng’s stationary BMW to be retrieved from the Solitude Esses.

It proved to be a prolonged warning, too, the race solely going inexperienced once more with two of the eight laps to run.

Edoardo Mortara did his greatest to take the struggle to Engel over the two-lap sprint to the flag, however the German held his nerve to win the race.

The victory makes Engel a three-time Macau GT Cup winner, this triumph now sitting alongside his 2014 and 2015 efforts.

“It feels superb to get one other important race win,” mentioned Engel. “We got here shut on many event all through then years however by no means fairly obtained it carried out. To do it with Craft-Bamboo Racing, which is Hong Kong-based, is superb.

“It’s nonetheless difficult instances for the time being so I wish to say thanks to all of the people who find themselves not right here, who had been serving to us remotely. Each engineering-wise at Craft-Bamboo and Mercedes AMG again in Affalterbach. An enormous thanks to them. They had been waking up at loopy instances to affix the debriefs and assist us this weekend.

“It was undoubtedly more difficult that anticipated with Raffaele. He made an awesome begin and we had been side-by-side via Mandarin.

“I knew I needed to do every thing I may to remain shut and put stress on him. I am unsure what occurred [to him] however clearly we’re very pleased with this win.”

Mortara was second whereas Alex Imperatori (Porsche) obtained previous yesterday’s shock podium finisher Ling Kang (Lamborghini) to complete third.

Ling got here residence fourth forward of Chen Wei An (Ferrari) and Adderly Fong (Audi), who recovered properly from his opening race crash.

Chang Chien Shang (Mercedes), Liu Qi Ren (Lamborghini), Andy Zheng (Mercedes) and Wu Rui Hua (Audi) rounded out the highest 10.



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