Podium finish for Watts

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Danny Watts brought his United Autosports-entered McLaren home in second place in last weekend’s City of Dreams Macau GT Cup race, writes James Beckett.

It was the fourth consecutive top four finish for the team in the end-of-season GT sepctacular around the famous street track. Richard Meins, driving the team’s second McLaren, finished sixth.

Watts and Meins both drove stunning races in the GT Cup event that took place at the 60th anniversary running of the Macau Grand Prix, with Watts making his way through from a qualifying position of eighth.

Speaking afterwards, Watts said: “I am absolutely delighted. We had a good warm up session prior to the race to shakedown the car and make sure everything was fine, and it was. For the race, I had a decent start, it was always going to be hard on the outside not to get shoved out wide, but I managed to tuck in and make up places when people were fighting.

“The car was really consistent throughout the whole race and it was easy to drive and I could stay close enough to those in front to be able to keep the pressure on. To come here, start in eighth and finish second is great! I’m absolutely delighted.”

Richard Dean, the United Autosports team boss, added: “We are so pleased with the results today with our Gulf Marine and Noble Group sponosred McLaren MP4-12C GT3 cars. To have two finish in the top six at such a difficult circuit is a great achievement.

“Danny’s second place is our fourth podium in four years of competing so we are really happy with our consistency and hopefully we can come back next year and get that elusive top spot. I’d like to say a huge thanks to all our sponsors who made it all possible.”

The race was won by Edoardo Mortara driving an Audi R8.