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June 27, 2017

Onboard: Edoardo Mortara’s Record-Breaking Qualifying Lap of Macau

Ride onboard with Edoardo Mortara as he guides his Audi R8 LMS GT3 to pole position for the FIA GT World Cup in Macau with a record-breaking time of 2m16.862s.

The Italian is known as ‘Mr Macau’ for his prowess around the famed streets, becoming the first man ever to win the prestigious F3 World Cup twice, before going on to win the Macau GT Cup race three times in a row between 2011 and 2013.

However, this year’s event would take a downward turn for Mortara after qualifying. He finished 13th in the qualifying race after a first lap spin and contact with Darryl O’Young, which resulted in a three-place grid penalty for the main race.

With only one racing lap completed under green before the race was red flagged, following a violent accident for team-mate Laurens Vanthoor at Mandarin, Mortara could recover only to 13th.

See More: Five Things We Learned from the FIA GT World Cup

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Gary Parravani

Gary Parravani is Racing.GT's chief photographer and website manager. The big boss of Xynamic Automotive Photography. Gary originally founded Racing.GT with Chris Partridge in 2013.