Following a press conference held in April to announce this year’s schedule, the Grand Prix Committee has been working in close cooperation with the Federation Internationale de L’Automobile (FIA) regarding preparations for the FIA Formula 3 Intercontinental Cup and the FIA GT World Cup. The Regulations for both races were adopted during the FIA World Motor Sport Council meeting on July 10.
The format of the SJM Macau GT Cup – FIA GT World Cup will see two free practice sessions followed by a 30-minute qualifying session on the Friday. On Saturday, a 12-lap Qualifying Race will determine the grid positions for Sunday’s 18-lap race.
Twenty eight entries from a maximum of seven manufacturers will be invited to enter by the FIA GT World Cup Selection Committee on which the Macau Grand Prix Committee is represented.
Commented President of the Automobile General Association Macao-China (AAMC), Chong Coc Veng: “The Macau Grand Prix is delighted to have been granted the first FIA GT World Cup, and we are honoured to work together with the FIA for the first time on such an important race.
“Over the years, the Macau Grand Prix has learned a great deal through its organisation of the FIA Formula 3 Intercontinental Cup, Guia Race, Macau GT Cup and the support races for Asian drivers on our programme. In order to further strengthen the management of the new and very recent designation granted to the Macau GT Cup for this year, the FIA and AAMC have appointed the Stephane Ratel Organisation (SRO) to assist in its coordination. The FIA and AAMC will do their utmost to establish a fair and equitable entries selection system.”
Pre-entry registration for manufacturers is open until July 20th, while driver and team entries will close on September 15th. Entries will be announced by the FIA and the AAMC. Registration for the FIA Formula 3 Intercontinental Cup and the other races on the Macau Grand Prix programme will also commence in August.
The 62nd Macau Grand Prix will be held from November 19 to 22.
July 13, 2015
Macau Grand Prix Committee