The 62nd Macau Grand Prix has come to an exciting end with British drivers Alexander Sims and Sam McLeod claiming the third and fourth positions, respectively. A total of 24 drivers, including a third Briton, competed in the world-class event last weekend, which represents the climax of the Formula 3 calendar.
The Macau Grand Prix takes place annually in November on the famous Guia circuit, considered one of the most challenging and demanding street circuits in the world – characterised by its variation in altitude (over 30 metres) and its main straight where drivers can reach up to 160 miles per hour. The thrilling competition also saw British driver Jake Dennis finishing eleventh.
Furthermore, three British riders made the podium in the 49th “Suncity Group Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix” – also run at the Guia circuit last weekend. Peter Hickman, Martin Jessopp and Michael Rutter finished first, second and third in the nail-biting motorbike race. In an impressive result for Great Britain, three other British drivers finished in the fourth (John McGuiness), fifth (Gary Johnson) and sixth (Ian Hutchinson) positions.
As well as the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix and the Suncity Group Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix, this major sporting event also hosted two additional and prestigious races last weekend: the world's first “SJM Macau GT Cup – FIA GT World Cup” for the burgeoning racing category; and the “Suncity Group Macau Guia Race 2.0T”, a showstopper for international touring cars.