Macau (MNA) – “Winning this race meant a lot. I drove a great car. It was hard but in the end we managed to always stay upfront. I tried always to control my rhythm during the crutial moments, especially at the end. I’m really happy. it’s my first title for Mercedes and it means a lot,” Mortara said after the race.
Robin Frijns from Audi finished in second with Mortara’s teammate and two-time winner of the competition, Maro Engel, achieaving the third place.
The rain turned the track into a slippery affair with drivers Renger Van Der Zande, Nico Muller, Raffaele Marciello, Lucas di Grassi and Darryl O’Young all having been forced out of the race
Last year’s winner Laurens Vanthoor didn’t start the race due to rollcage damage on Craft Bamboo Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R.
Brazilian driver Augusto Farfus occupied the second place for most of the race but had to take his BMW to the pits to remove his damaged trunk. However despite restarting the race in 11th, Farfus managed an impressive comeback to 4th.