Macau | Greater Bay Area Cup revealed as new event of 65th Macau Grand Prix

The 65th Macau Grand Prix will be held from November 15-18, 2018, and will feature six races and one new event, the Greater Bay Area Cup

Macau (MNA) – The 65th Macau Grand Prix (GP) will feature one new event, the Greater Bay Area Cup, in addition to six other races, from November 15 to 18, as announced at a press conference held on Wednesday.

Chong Coc Veng, President of the Automobile General Association Macao-China (AAMC), told Macau News Agency (MNA) that talks for the Greater Bay Area Cup are still ongoing, and details will be announced at a later date.

However, he confirmed that two rounds of the new event will be held in mainland China on tracks with similar conditions as Macau.

The Suncity Group, which is the title sponsor for the event for the fifth year running, will continue to work with the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), a motorsport governing body, to hold three races, namely the FIA F3 World Cup, the FIA GT World Cup, and the WTCR FIA World Touring Car Cup.

Suncity is contributing MOP22 million (US$2.72 million) to the 65th GP, with the budget for the whole race event set at MOP200 million – the same as last year’s edition.

In addition, the 52nd Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix will continue to be held along with the Macau Touring Car Cup.

The organisers also announced today that the event will see the return of Robert Huff, who is the most decorated driver in the history of the Macau Grand Prix.

Tickets will range from MOP50 for practice days (15-16 November) to MOP350-900 on race days (17-18 November).

[Edited by Sheyla Zandonai]