Mercedes-AMG Clinches Third Consecutive Fanatec GT World Challenge Manufacturers’ Title

    Mercedes-AMG has secured its third consecutive Fanatec GT World Challenge powered by AWS global manufacturers’ title, outpacing Lamborghini and Audi Sport in a highly competitive season.

    The points for the GTWC manufacturers’ championship were tallied based on the highest finishing car in class for each brand across the regional series races in Europe, North America, and Australia. The scoring varied depending on the race length and number of entries.

    After the conclusion of the GTWC Australia campaign at Bathurst this week, Mercedes-AMG emerged victorious with 17,372 points, followed by Lamborghini with 14,801 points and Audi Sport in third place with 12,085 points.

    “Many congratulations to Mercedes-AMG for winning the global Fanatec GT World Challenge Powered by AWS for a third successive season,” said SRO founder and CEO Stephane Ratel. “This was an especially hard-earned victory, with 2021 bringing our biggest field of competitors yet and a particularly strong effort from Lamborghini.”

    Lamborghini had the strongest showing in the GTWC America series, where the K-PAX Racing team dominated the season. However, Mercedes-AMG’s performance in the European series proved pivotal in securing the overall manufacturers’ title.

    Other Manufacturers’ Standings

    • Ferrari took fourth place with 9,464 points
    • Porsche and McLaren rounded out the top six with 7,401 and 2,046 points, respectively
    • BMW finished with 1,008 points

    Mercedes-AMG’s Head of Customer Racing, Stefan Wendl, expressed his delight at the achievement, stating, “By winning the GT World Challenge manufacturers’ championship for the third time in a row, our Customer Racing Teams impressively proved the competitiveness of the Mercedes-AMG GT3.”

    The Fanatec GT World Challenge Powered by AWS continues to showcase the pinnacle of customer racing, with the welcome return of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Asia powered by AWS in 2022 promising an even more competitive season ahead.

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