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Porsche scores fourth place at Macau

#912 Manthey-Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R was driven by Earl Bamber
Macau, FIA GT World Cup, 18 November 2018: The #912 Manthey-Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R was driven by Earl Bamber

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.

#912 Manthey-Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R was driven by Earl Bamber
Macau, FIA GT World Cup, 18 November 2018: The #912 Manthey-Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R was driven by Earl Bamber

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.

#991 Craft Bamboo Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R was driven by Mathieu Jaminet
Macau, FIA GT World Cup, 18 November 2018: The #991 Craft Bamboo Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R was driven by Mathieu Jaminet

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.

#55 Craft Bamboo Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R was driven by Darryl O'Young
Macau, FIA GT World Cup, 18 November 2018: The #55 Craft Bamboo Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R was driven by Darryl O’Young

Race results in Macau for Porsche

Pos. Car No. Driver Car Laps
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

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