The inaugural Macau GT Cup in 2008 attracted
many top race drivers, and was a total success of fantastic racing. This year,
the Macau GP Committee has again invited 36 race drivers to return for this
event. Amongst them are 28 drivers which are closely associated with Supercar
Club Hong Kong, proving our success as the strongest and most professional GT
race series organizer in this Asia region.
This year, there will be many drivers competing in various top GT race cars,
including Ferrari GT3, Porsche GT3 Cup, Chevrolet Corvette, Lamborghini Gallardo
GT3, and Ginetta G50.
Last year’s winner and two times Porsche Carrera Cup Asia champion Darryl
O’Young will be competing for Team LKM in a brand new 450bhp Porsche 997 GT3
Cup S. As many great names in the Asian racing scene will participate in the
Macau GT Cup, the new Porsche will give O’Young an advantage to defend his
One of his main competitors will be; the young British driver Danny Watts, who
will be bringing the challenge in a 2008 Porsche GT3 Cup. There will also be
fierce rivalry with Japanese race ace, Keita Sawa, in a Lamborghini Gallardo GT3
and 2007 Asia Super Car Challenge champion Luis Monzon from Spain also in a
The newly crowned GT3 Asia Challenge Champion Tunku Hammam also ranks as one of
the top competitors this weekend, having just won the series crown, he will be
hard pressed to prove his might at the very challenging circuit. Hammam will be
driving his Championship winning Porsche 997 GT3 Cup S.
Runners-up and Team Modena teammates Francis Tjia and Wayne Shen will bring the
challenge competing in their Ferrari 430 GT3. Also driving Ferraris are well
known Hong Kong touring car drivers Paul Poon and Samson Fung.
The Team Machine duo of Eddie Yau and Sam Yau, who were competitive throughout
the 2009 season, will return to scene in their eye-catching Lamborghini Gallardo
A newcomer to the Macau GT Cup will be Malaysia’s first Formula 1 driver, Alex
Yoong. Yoong is no stranger to the Macau street circuit having competed in
Formula 3 here previously and with a race background that includes Formula 1,
A1GP, and Formula 3, expectation for him to do well is high. Yoong will be
competing in his Team Axle Motorsport’s Bufori BMS R1.
In total, 36 drivers from 13 countries will be competing in this fantastic 10
lap race event on the morning of 22 November 2009, Sunday. Catch the Macau GT
Cup race live on Macau’s TdM and Hong Kong’s TVB. The race will also be
recorded and broadcast on Asia’s StarSports and Now