The echoes of roaring engines will once again reverberate through the streets of Macau as the FIA GT World Cup returns to the iconic Guia Circuit after a three-year hiatus. This highly anticipated event, set to unfold on 18/19 November, promises an adrenaline-fueled spectacle as the best GT drivers in the world converge on this challenging circuit, aiming to etch their names in Macau’s racing annals.

This year’s race marks the resurgence of Macau GT’s FIA World Cup status, intensifying the competition on the track. A stellar lineup of drivers will grace the event, blending GT superstars eager for their first taste of Macao glory and previous champions seeking to further cement their legacy.

Among the contenders chasing their inaugural Macau GT Cup triumph is Jules Gounon, a celebrated GT driver, and factory Mercedes ace. Gounon, boasting victories at prestigious races like the Bathurst 12 Hours, 24 Hours of Daytona, and Spa 24, is hungry for Macao success with the Climax Racing squad.

Joining the ranks of drivers eyeing their maiden win is reigning DTM champion Sheldon van der Linde, poised to steer BMW to its second Macao crown in his TEAM WRT M4. Porsche, too, fields a formidable lineup, featuring factory stars Kevin Estre and Thomas Preining of HubAuto Racing, along with the talented Earl Bamber (D2 Racing Team). Mercedes driver Daniel Juncadella (Mercedes-AMG Team Craft-Bamboo Racing), despite his extensive Macao experience, is yet to clinch a GT victory on this circuit.

Ferrari, seeking its inaugural Macau GT Cup triumph, enlists the prowess of Ferrari factory ace Daniel Serra, who joins the Harmony Racing squad in their pursuit of victory.

However, these formidable contenders must battle against a field of proven winners. Among them are five former champions, including Laurens Vanthoor (Toro Racing Porsche), Augusto Farfus (Rowe Racing BMW), and Raffaele Marciello (Team Landgraf Mercedes). The indomitable Maro Engel (Mercedes-AMG Team Craft-Bamboo Racing), aiming for his fourth victory, will face stiff competition from the legendary Edoardo Mortara, also known as ‘Mr. Macau,’ in his Audi Sport Asia Team Absolute entry.

Adding an extra layer of intrigue, local talent from the Asian GT scene, including Adderly Fong (Uno Racing Team Audi), Marchy Lee (Toro Racing Mercedes), Ye Hongli (R&B Racing Porsche), and David Chen Wei’an (Harmony Racing Ferrari), possess an intimate knowledge of the Guia Circuit, making them unpredictable challengers for their international counterparts.

The revival of the FIA GT World Cup in Macau promises a gripping battle between legends and rising stars, a spectacle that underlines the unmatched allure of Asian Motorsport. Brace yourselves for a weekend of high-octane action, where history will be written on the challenging bends of Macao’s iconic Guia Circuit.


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