Roulette in the gamblers’ paradise: in the Asian casino metropolis of Macau the race in the narrow streets of the city circuit was once again a gamble. Audi Sport campaigner Robin Frijns experienced this as early as in qualifying on touching a track barrier, so achieving only grid position 17.
In round one, the qualification race, the Dutchman’s Audi R8 LMS escaped a rear-end collision nearly unharmed to which twelve other entrants had previously fallen victim, including his four brand colleagues in the Audi Sport customer racing teams. Frijns drove the fastest race lap, finishing fourth for Audi Sport Team WRT. Meanwhile, the teams’ mechanics were very busy preparing the cars for Nico Müller and Lucas di Grassi again for the race on Sunday.