58th Macau GP launched with GT Cup Display

Date posted on November 13, 2011 · Published by Mark Goddard

The 58th Macau Grand Prix was officially launched with a display of the Star River Windsor Arch Macau GT Cup cars in Macau. The Craft Eurasia Ford GT3 cars of regular drivers, Samson Chan and Frank Yu, were joined by the team’s Aston Martin DBRS9 GT3 which will be driven by NISMO driver, Tomonubu Fujii.

Samson Chan recorded a fourth place finish in last year’s race, the first of the regular GT Asia drivers. This year the race will be the final round of the GT Asia Series and Chan hopes to again record maximum points to end the season on a high. Frank Yu has been very competitive in GT Asia with his Ford this season and he should also be competitive at a track which should suit the characteristics of the Ford. Fujii joins a list of competitive guest drivers who include two times Macau F3 Champion, Edoardo Mortara, Danny Watts, Rodolfo Avila and last year’s race winner, Keita Sawa.

Each season the Macau GT grows in prestige and this year sees the race length increased to 12 laps for the 36 entries. This will be Tomonobu Fujii’s first visit to the street circuit but the SGT300 star is confident of a good showing in the Aston Martin. Practice begins on Thursday November 17th with two qualifying sessions, one on Friday and the second on Saturday. The race will be held on Sunday before the World Touring Car race.