Providing breathtaking thrills for drivers and spectators alike, the annual Macau Grand Prix has become one of the highlights of the racing calendar. Here’s some background information on this famed event.
Initially a sports car race, the Macau Grand Prix first took place in 1954 and evolved over the years to incorporate Formula 3 cars. In the 1970s touring cars were also introduced followed by a motorcycle race in 1976. The FIA GT World Cup was also added in 2008, making this a truly special event.
One of the highlights here is the Guia Circuit, a challenging 3.8 mile street circuit that is within easy reach of Hotel Okura Macau and other such centrally located luxury hotels in Macau. The circuit is known for its tight corners and fast straights which combine to form a testing course for both cars and bikes.
The main race is the Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix with the winning driver receiving the FIA Formula 3 World Cup. As part of the event, touring cars take part in the Macau Guia Race, while GT3-spec cars participate in the Macau GT Cup and motorcycles in the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix.
The Macau Grand Prix generally takes place on the second or third weekend in November. Prior to the race weekend, Thursday and Friday are reserved for practice and qualifying with Saturday and Sunday set aside for the main races. In 2019, the event is scheduled to take place from 14th to 17th November.
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