The Macau Formula 3 Grandprix around the Guia Racing Circuit
Macau Grand Prix Guia Racing Circuit
Facts and Figures of the Guia Circuit
Length: 3.8 miles (6.2 km)
Minimum width: 22.8 feet (7 m)
More on the Guia Circuit
A street circuit with an exhilarating combination of long, fast straights and sharply twisting corners. Recognised as one of the most demanding circuits in the world.
Formula 3 Lap Record:
2:12.921 (Derek Hayes, 2001/Dallara F300 Mugen Honda)
Motorcycle Lap Record:
2:28.233 (Michael Rutter, 2003 /998cc Ducati)
Guia Race Lap Record:
2:29.253 (Steve Soper, 1997/BMW 320i)
Interview with Takuma Sato
“Macau is the greatest circuit in the world I think. It’s so challenging. Normally on a street circuit there is no opportunity to overtake, but here there are great opportunities.
On the mountainside it’s almost impossible, but by the sea there are long, long straights – as long as Fuji. There are kinks along it, but in an F3 car they are easily flat, so the best place to overtake is at the end of the straight, into Lisboa.”
Former Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix winners – those who conquered the Guia Circuit
2004 National Championship Drivers – – those whose dreams of conquering the Guia Circuit is coming true.
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The streets of the Guia Hill of Macau (Map) will be turned into a race track for two days of motor racing. The Macau Grand Prix will include Formula Three, sportcars, motorcycle races throughout the weekend.
The circuit runs for 3.8 miles around picturesque Macanese streets and is considered one of the most challenging courses on the international scene. The red, blue and yellow flags are often brought out.
The race can be viewed from various spots around the circuit, and the noise of the engines can be heard all over Macau.
The Macau Grand Prix begun in 1954 as an amateur event for local motoring enthusiasts.
Today the highlight of the Macau Grand Prix is the Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix. Up to 30 young national championship drivers compete to take the chequered flag.
The Macau Grand Prix is seen as a stepping stone for future Formula 1 drivers. This list includes names such as Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, Mika Hakkinen, David Coulthard and Ralf Schumacher, Jacques Villeneuve, Juan Pablo Montoya and Jarno Trulli.
These Formula 1 stars are winners of the Macau Grand Prix and have graduated from the narrow, twisting Guia street circuit.
The Guia Race of the Macau Grand Prix is the premiere touring car event in the Asia-Pacific region and a showcase for the top champions of the world.