Maxime Martin and Frederic Makowiecki win Ordos World GT1 race one for Marc VDS Ford

Marc VDS Racing's Maxime Martin and Frederic Makowiecki secured their third qualifying race victory of the year with a straightforward drive in the opening part of the Ordos GT1 World Championship event

Maxime Martin and Frederic Makowiecki win Ordos World GT1 race one for Marc VDS Ford

The Ford duo led from start to finish, with Makowiecki opening out a comfortable advantage over JRM Nissan's Peter Dumbreck in the first stint. Dumbreck's team-mate Richard Westbrook chipped away at Martin's lead after the pitstops, but the leader always had enough in hand.

Jamie Campbell-Walter and David Brabham came through from fifth on the grid to complete the podium in their Sumo Power Nissan. Their team-mates Nicky Catsburg and Enrique Bernoldi looked set for fourth until the charging Stef Dusseldorp started hounding Catsburg in the closing stages. Dusseldorp finally made it past with a lap to go to secure fourth for the Hexis Aston Martin he shares with Clivio Piccione.

Third-place starter Marc Basseng (All-Inkl Lamborghini) lost several positions in the first stint, and his team-mate Markus Winkelhock had to settle for resisting the second All-Inkl car, the #8 Young Driver Aston Martin and the second Hexis Aston for sixth.

But Basseng and Winkelhock still gained some ground over their title rivals Lucas Luhr and Michael Krumm as the JRM Nissan duo lost a lot of time in the pitstops and finished only 12th.

Young Driver Aston pair Tomas Enge and Alex Muller relinquished their sixth place on the grid when a rapid pre-race engine change was not quite completed in time. They were finally classified six laps down after a long pitstop late in the race.

Results - 36 laps: Pos Drivers Team/Car Time/Gap 1. Martin/Makowiecki Marc VDS Ford 1h00m57.534s 2. Westbrook/Dumbreck JRM Nissan + 1.725s 3. Campbell-Walter/Brabham Sumo Power Nissan + 28.807s 4. Dusseldorp/Piccione Hexis Aston + 39.768s 5. Catsburg/Bernoldi Sumo Power Nissan + 43.274s 6. Winkelhock/Basseng All-Inkl Lamborghini + 48.541s 7. Pastorelli/Schwager All-Inkl Lamborghini + 49.182s 8. Turner/Mucke Young Driver Aston + 49.817s 9. Hohenadel/Piccini Hexis Aston + 50.048s 10. Nygaard/Hirschi Belgian Ford + 58.341s 11. Hennerici/Leinders Marc VDS Ford + 1m04.180s 12. Luhr/Krumm JRM Nissan + 1m15.794s 13. Leuenberger/Lauck DKR Lamborghini + 1 lap 14. Clairay/Leclerc Belgian Ford + 1 lap 15. Kennard/Bruck DKR Lamborghini + 3 laps Retirements: Jimenez/Rossi Exim Corvette 32 laps Enge/Muller Young Driver Aston 30 laps Tung/den Boer Exim Corvette 2 laps 
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