Porsche scores fourth place at Macau in the 2018 FIA GT World Cup in Macau. In a fiercely contested race on the Guia Circuit, works driver Earl Bamber narrowly missed out on claiming a podium spot. Mathieu Jaminet concluded his maiden outing in the Macau race in seventh position, while his Craft Bamboo teammate Darryl O’Young, crossed the finish line in 14th. After being shunted out of contention by another competitor, works driver Laurens Vanthoor was unable to take part in the race, as his #911 Porsche 911 GT3 R had been too badly damaged.
Shortly after the start, Bamber launched a pursuit on the leaders, but found insufficient space to overtake. Instead, the New Zealander safeguarded his tyres in preparation for the final stage of the 110-km race held over 18 laps. This strategy paid off as in the closing phase of the race, Bamber was the fastest driver on track. However, the narrow street circuit left no room for a successful attack on the leading vehicles and at the flag, he was within 1.460 seconds of claiming a podium place.
Jaminet concluded his Macau debut with a strong and flawless drive in the main race. The Frenchman made up two positions in the #991 Craft Bamboo Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R, a feat no other driver managed to achieve. His teammate Darryl O’Young crossed the finish line in 14th in front of home crowds.
Race results in Macau for Porsche
|4||912||Earl Bamber||Porsche 911 GT3 R||18|
|7||991||Mathieu Jaminet||Porsche 911 GT3 R||18|
|14||55||Darryl O’Young||Porsche 911 GT3 R||18|
Edited by: Glen Smale
Images by: Porsche Motorsport