The 66th Macau Grand Prix is Macao’s annual international Motorsport event and for 2019, it will be held from 14th November to 17th November. On 22nd May, the Macau Grand Prix Organizing Committee (MGPOC) held a press conference at the Macao Science Center to announce that Suncity Group is the title sponsor of the event and to release the provisional race line-up.
Guests attending the press conference included Mr. Pun Weng Kun, President of the Sports Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government and Coordinator of the Macau Grand Prix Organizing Committee, Ms. Gina Lei the Senior Vice President of Corporate and Community Relations of the title sponsor Suncity Group, Mr. Lo Keng Choi the Automobile General Association of Macao-China Chairman, Mr. Chong Coc Veng the Automobile General Association China-Macau President and Coordinator of the Sporting Subcommittee of MGPOC and Mr. Allen Lau Cho Un and Ms. Christine Lam Lin Kio the Vice Presidents of the Sports Bureau of the Macao SAR Government and Deputy Coordinators of MGPOC
Mr. Pun and Ms. Lei signed a sponsorship agreement and officiated a cheque presentation ceremony during the press conference. Suncity Group becomes the event’s title sponsor for the sixth consecutive year, and this year’s Grand Prix will be officially named the Suncity Group 66th Macau Grand Prix.
Mr. Chong, Coordinator of the MGPOC Sporting Subcommittee, introduced preparations for the event. The 66th Macau Grand Prix will continue to incorporate six races, including three world-class events: the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix, the Macau GT Cup and the Macau Guia Race. In addition to the above events, the four headline races include the Macau Grand Prix Motorcycle – 53rd Edition. Together with the Macau Touring Car Cup and the Greater Bay Area GT Cup, the races will create an exciting and diverse program of events.
Mr. Chong also announced the intention to introduce the FIA Formula 3 Championship™ car to the Guia Circuit. Mr. Chong noted that, while details regarding implementation were still under discussion, the new car is more powerful than its predecessor. However, the single-chassis, single-engine 380hp car incorporates the latest FIA safety features, including a halo and anti-intrusion panels. It is expected that the majority of the grid for Macao will be made up of FIA Formula 3 Championship™ drivers.
The 66th Macau Grand Prix ticket will go on sale from 3rd June 2019. Prices for the practice days this year will remain unchanged at MOP50 however prices for the event days are slightly increased range from MOP400 to MOP1,000. Prices also vary depending on the spectator stand, and each person may purchase up to 20 tickets at a time. In addition, anyone who holds a valid student ID card in Macao may purchase tickets for the event at Reservoir Stand for the price of MOP150 and is only limited to one daily discounted ticket, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
More information about the event may be found by visiting the official website for the Macau Grand Prix at www.macau.grandprix.gov.mo or you can also follow the Grand Prix platforms on Facebook, WeChat or Weibo.