Mostert honoured to race Macau GT World Cup

Chaz Mostert

Chaz Mostert says he is honoured to challenge a selection of the world’s best GT drivers at this weekend’s FIA GT World Cup event in Macau.

The Prodrive Racing Australia driver has been selected to represent BMW alongside two-time DTM champion Marco Wittmann, and fellow DTM drivers Augusto Farfus and Tom Blomqvist.

Mostert will pilot one of two Team AAI prepared M6 GT3s at the dauntingly narrow 6.2km Guia street circuit for what will be only his third career GT3 race.

The 2014 Bathurst 1000 winner has earned the drive having impressed BMW while racing a privateer M6 GT3 at this year’s Bathurst 12 Hour.

“It’s very cool considering I have only ever done one race with BMW at the Bathurst 12 Hour to earn the call-up,” Mostert told Speedcafe.com.

An example of the Team AAI BMW M6 GT3 Mostert will race

“To partner up with Marco Wittmann, who is a well credentialed driver, and to be racing side by side with him is cool.

“It is going to be very exciting and it is track that challenges any driver that goes to it, but saying that I’m very lucky to go there in a good GT3 car with BMW.

“I’m looking forward to Macau and the opportunity to go up against some of the best drivers in the world.

“It will be cool to tick that track off the bucket list in a cool car.”

Mostert has prepared for this weekend’s outing by joining up with Team AAI for last month’s opening round of the Asian Le Mans Series, which resulted in a GT class win at China’s Zhuhai International Circuit.

He is expected to rejoin the team for rounds at Fuji, Japan (December 1-3) and Buriram, Thailand (January 11-13).

“I really enjoyed racing in Zhuhai, it was good. There weren’t many cars in the field but it was probably not a bad initiation,” he added.

“Us Aussie drivers generally that get in Supercars are so one-car driven.

“These Supercars are pretty unique to drive in a way so it’s good to go learn some other stuff and learn some other driving things.

“Shane (van Gisbergen) showed it before in the past when you put your bum in more seat time and stuff like that, your race craft should get stronger and all that kind of stuff.”

Mostert will head from Macau to the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 next week for the Supercars season finale, still mathematically in contention to challenge for a maiden championship.

The Prodrive racer is 264 points adrift of championship leader Jamie Whincup with 300 points available.

The FIA GT World Cup will begin with practice on Thursday. A 12-lap heat on Saturday will determine the grid for Sunday’s feature race.

FIA GT World Cup Entry List 

TEAM

CAR

DRIVER

CATEGORY

1

Audi Sport Team WRT

Audi R8 LMS

Robin Frijns (NDL)

Platinum

2

Audi Sport Team WRT

Audi R8 LMS

Nico Müller (CHE)

Platinum

5

FFF Racing Team by ACM

Lamborghini Huracan GT3

Mirko Bortolotti (ITA)

Platinum

7

HubAuto Racing

Porsche 911 GT3R (991)

Romain Dumas (FRA)

Platinum

11

HCB-Rutronik-Racing

Audi R8 LMS

Lucas di Grassi (BRA)

Platinum

12

HCB-Rutronik-Racing

Audi R8 LMS

Fabian Plentz (DEU)

Silver

18

BMW Team Schnitzer

BMW M6 GT3

Augusto Farfus (BRA)

Platinum

27

Aust Motorsport

Audi R8 LMS

Markus Pommer (DEU)

Silver

48

Mercedes-AMG Team Driving Academy

Mercedes – AMG GT3

Edoardo Mortara (ITA)

Platinum

50

Mercedes-AMG Team Driving Academy

Mercedes – AMG GT3

Daniel Juncadella (ESP)

Platinum

63

Scuderia Corsa

Ferrari 488 GT3

Felix Rosenqvist (SWE)

Platinum

77

HubAuto Racing

Porsche 911 GT3R (991)

Hiroki Yoshimoto (JPN)

Gold

84

Honda Motor

Honda NSX GT3

Renger Van der Zande (NDL)

Platinum

90

FIST Team AAI

BMW M6 GT3

Chaz Mostert (AUS)

Gold

91

FIST Team AAI

BMW M6 GT3

Marco Wittmann (DEU)

Platinum

99

Rowe Racing

BMW M6 GT3

Tom Blomqvist (GBR)

Platinum

888

Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM Racing

Mercedes – AMG GT3

Raffaele Marciello (ITA)

Platinum

911

Craft Bamboo Racing

Porsche 911 GT3R (991)

Laurens Vanthoor (BEL)

Platinum

991

Craft Bamboo Racing

Porsche 911 GT3R (991)

Darryl O’Young (HGK)

Gold

999

Mercedes-AMG Team GruppeM Racing

Mercedes – AMG GT3

Maro Engel (DEU)

Platinum

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