By   July 1, 2015

McLaren 650S GT3

McLaren 650S GT3

The McLaren 650S GT3 had a very good showing at the Okayama circuit in Japan. The customer FFF Racing Team managed to get the English racing machine its first win in the GT Asia Championship.

Former Formula 1 driver Vitantonio Liuzzi and former series race winner Hiroshi Hamaguchi managed to pilot the car to the win. This was the McLaren’s first win in Asia and 11th worldwide.

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The FFF Racing team started off strong with a good pace in qualifying. During the first race of a double-header Liuzzi and Hamaguchi moved through the field and built up a huge lead. The second race of the weekend was a close contest, but all three FFF Racing team cars finished and two finished in the top ten. Beyond this a 650S GT3 posting the fastest lap of the race.

Andrew Kirkaldy, Managing Director, McLaren GT said: “The 650S GT3 has made a strong start to its debut season in the European and North American championships, but to secure the first win in Asia is a fantastic result. It is particularly impressive for a newly established team, against a very competitive grid, in only the third round of the season. Congratulations to everyone in the FFF Racing team by ACM, and hopefully this is just the start of things to come.”