FIA GT World Cup: Edo Mortara triumphs in crazy Macau weekend
Edoardo Mortara is the winner of the FIA GT World Cup which took place at the famous Guia street circuit in Macau, as a part of the 64th Macau Grand Prix weekend. The driver of the #48 Mercedes-AMG GT3 has won ahead of Robin Frijns (Audi R8 LMS) and Maro Engel (Mercedes-AMG GT3). After 18 laps on the 6.120-kilometre the first three drivers were separated by just 1.357 seconds.
Fourteen drivers participated in the main race on Sunday after a massive crash in the Qualification race on Saturday reduced a grid from twenty to fourteen. Eleven cars were involved into crash but some of them were repaired for the main race. Mortara was also a winner of the Qualification race which was resumed after the wreckage was cleaned up.
Edo Mortara is the most successful Macau competitor in modern history. He added the 2017 FIA GT World Cup to three previous GT victories at Macau and two Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix wins.
“ When I get in front my strategy is to go faster to ensure I maintain a gap , especially on a circuit like Macau when so much can go wrong. I have tried for three years to win this World Cup and it means so much to me to deliver it to my new team,“ Mortara said.