The Macau Guia Circuit is a street circuit located in the southeast of the Macau Peninsula in Macau, China and is the venue of the prestigious Macau Grand Prix. The 1st edition of the Macau Grand Prix was held on the 31st of October 1954, originally conceived as a Treasure Hunt around the city, racing over 51 laps in 4 hours.
Shortly after the event it was suggested that the hunt's track could host an amateur racing event for local motor enthusiasts. The winner of the Macau Grand Prix in 1964 was Mr. Albert Poon driving 'Lotus 23 Sport', while Mr. Eugen Böhringer won the 60-lap Production Car Race in a Mercedes 300 SE. 1967 saw the introduction of a motorcycle race, and since then the track has become a much loved and respected venue for both motorcycle and car racing events. The 1st year of the Touring Car Race is formerly known as 'Guia Race' in 1972. Before that year, race was held with entries of 'Single-seaters' and Touring cars. Nowadays, racers from national Touring Car Championships join the FIA WTCC class to compete in the Macau Grand Prix.
The Macau Grand Prix also features an invitational race that brings together the cream of the worlds F3 talent, from various National F3 championships. This race is consequently very highly regarded and often becomes a stepping stone to greater things for the winning driver.
To celebrate the 25th running of the Formula 3 in Macau, the Macau Grand Prix issued a commemorative book “Memories of a Grand Prix” in 2007. Mr. José L. R. Estominho depicts evocative of the Formula 3 races in Macau, is to present the past 25 years of achievement with a special seal by bringing a historical account dedicated to the event. Please refer to http://www.macau.grandprix.gov.mo/mgpc/subpage.php?id=765&lang=en. Should you want to order a copy of the book, please contact the circuit via email at email@example.com.
Macau is situated on the Southeast coast of China, bordering Guangdong Province, just 60km from Hong Kong and 145km from Guangzhou. It is served by direct flights to Macau International Airport, and can be accessed by land from neighbouring Chinese cities, and by air and sea from Hong Kong. Macau covers a total area of 28.2km, and is comprised of the Macau Peninsula (where the Macau Grand Prix Guia street circuit is located), the islands of Taipa and Coloane and the reclaimed area COTAI.
The city is served by Macau International Airport (www.macau-airport.gov.mo)
From Hong Kong, a helicopter service runs from the Macau Ferry Terminal, Shun Tak Centre, Connaught Road, Central (approximately 16 minutes flight time). Visit www.heliexpress.com
From major cities in Guangdong Province, China, an air-conditioned bus service is operated by the Kee Kwan Motor Company. Visit www.keekwan.com
From Hong Kong International Airport:
o Direct ferry service (approx 45 minutes). For schedules, reservations and procedure visit www.turbojetexpress.com.hk
From Hong Kong:
By Ferry (approx 1 hour):
o Hong Kong side - Macau Ferry Terminal, Shun Tak Centre, Connaught Road Central. Visit www.turbojet.com.hk for ferry booking and schedules
o Kowloon side – China Ferry Terminal, Canton Road, Tsimshatsui. Visit www.nwff.com.hk for schedules
Ferry services provided by Yuet Tung Shipping Company and TurboJET. Visit www.turbojet.com.hk