Daniel Ticktum wins GP of F3 Macau in a race marked by big crash

Daniel Ticktum starts first for the F3 race in Macau - Modalities

British driver Daniel Ticktum today won the Formula 3 event of the 65th Macau Grand Prix in a race marked by the dramatic crash of Sophia Flörsch.

The 19-year-old, who dropped from the top of the grid, won for the second time in a row, with the best lap ever recorded with a time of 2.10.617 minutes.

In second place, the Swedish Joel Eriksson was 1.208 seconds behind the British. Sacha Fenestraz, a 19-year-old Frenchman, took the podium last in a race where Michael Schumacher's 19-year-old son, Mick, failed to repeat his father's success in Macau, where the seven- 1990, coming in fifth.

The race, disputed in the iconic Guia Circuit, a 6,12-kilometer city circuit and considered one of the most dangerous in the world, was marked by the stunning accident of the German Sophia Flörsch, only 17 years old.

In the third of the 15 laps, the German got off and crashed in the Japanese car Sho Tsuboi, overtaking the rails of protection in approaching the curve of the Hotel Lisbon. The race had to be stopped for about an hour.

According to information from the public hospital Conde São Januário, the two pilots, a commissioner and two photojournalists were injured and remained hospitalized for observation. Sophia Flörsch suffered a fractured spine but is stable.

The highlight of the day's program is the victory of Argentinean Esteban Guerrieri in the last race of the Macau Grand Prix Touring Car World Cup, the last leg of the WTCR circuit, which was won by veteran Italian rider Gabriele Tarquini.

Gabriele Tarquini finished the race in 10th place, 8.220 seconds from the winner, long enough to win the title of the season.

In this race, the Portuguese driver André Couto, who runs the colors of Macau, finished in 18th place.

In the GT World Cup race, the fastest driver was the Brazilian Augusto Farfus who at the wheel of his BMW and made his best lap with 2.18.774 minutes.

The Macau Grand Prix, which began on Thursday and ended today, included three car races – the Formula 3, GT and Touring Car World Cups (WTCR) – as well as the 52nd Grand Prix of motorcycles, as well as the Macau Touring Car Cup and the Grand Bay Cup.

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