Macau SAR, November 6, 2020 – Audi Sport customer racing Asia will be out in force at this year’s Macau Grand Prix from November 20-22, with a formidable line-up in both the Macau GT Cup and Macau Guia Race headliners. The three Audi R8 LMS GT3 entries are spearheaded by Audi Sport Asia driver Chen Weian of Audi Sport Asia Team TSRT and former Audi Sport R8 LMS Cup champion Marchy Lee driving for Audi Sport Asia Team X Works. Audi privateer Billy Lo completes the line-up with Tianshi ZUVER Team.
A record 13 Audi RS 3 LMS entries will line-up for the Macau Guia Race touring car showcase, led by Audi Sport Asia Trophy points-leader Wu Yifan who is entered with his regular TCR China team, 326 Racing Team. A three-car entry from championship-winning NewFaster sees Zou Baolong, Sun Junlong and Huang Chuhan take on the 6.2km Guia steet circuit, while seasoned campaigners Champ Motorsport enters Yang Xi and Tian Kai. T.A Motorsport’s Filipe Souza and Ng Kin Veng of Macau fly the flag at their home race, while further entries include Hu Heng with Tianshi Racing Team (TSRT), Michael Wong, Wu Wenfa, Zhang Hanbiao and Henry Lee Junior.
“The Macau Grand Prix has been one of the showpiece motorsport events in Asia for decades and, despite the challenges faced in 2020, we are happy to see this reflected with a record number of Audi entries,” said Alexander Blackie, Manager of Audi Sport customer racing Asia. “Audi Sport and our customers will be gunning for our fifth wins on the streets of Macau in both the GT Cup and the Guia Race.”
Audi has won the celebrated Macau GT Cup four times since it began in 2008. The Audi R8 LMS was unbeaten between 2011 and 2013 with Edoardo Mortara picking up three wins in a row, while in 2016 Laurens Vanthoor took overall victory.
Likewise, Audi has picked up four wins in the Guia Race for touring cars. First it was Frank Biela who took the Audi A4 quattro to victory in 1996, then Michael Bartels did likewise three years later. More recently it was the turn of the Audi RS 3 LMS, which was taken to two wins with Jean-Karl Vernay and Frédéric Vervisch in 2018 at the WTCR – Race of Macau/Guia Race triple-header.
The 67th running of the Macau Grand Prix will be run over three days, with free practice sessions on Friday, November 20. A single qualifying session for each race on Saturday morning will be followed by eight-lap qualification races which will set the grids for Sunday’s Macau GT Cup and Macau Guia Race, each 12 laps.
67th Macau Grand Prix Schedule
Saturday, November 21
09:45-10:05 Macau Guia Race Qualifying
10:30-10:50 Macau GT Cup Qualifying
15:15-15:45 Macau Guia Race Qualification Race (8 laps)
16:10-16:40 Macau GT Cup Qualification Race (8 laps)
Sunday, November 22
11:40-12:20 Macau Guia Race (12 laps)
12:45-13:25 Macau GT Cup (12 laps)