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Macau FIA GT World Cup Return Confirmed

FIA GT World Cup to remain in Macau for fourth consecutive year…

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The FIA GT World Cup will return to Macau this year, following the extension of the contract to host the race on the famed Guia street circuit.

The event was confirmed during Friday’s FIA World Motor Sport Council Meeting, and will run on Nov. 16-18.

It will mark the fourth consecutive year the World Cup will be hosted in Macau, in a race that has come under increased scrutiny in recent years for massive accidents.

Nearly two-thirds of the field was wiped out on an opening-lap pileup in the Qualifying Race last year, while Laurens Vanthoor claimed victory in the 2016 event despite finishing the race upside down and on his roof.

However, a number of manufacturer representatives, including Audi Sport customer racing’s Chris Reinke, however, have supported the event’s existence and its importance on the international GT racing calendar.

The event, however, will again clash with a round of the FIA World Endurance Championship for the fourth year, with the Six Hours of Shanghai scheduled for the same weekend.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John



  1. Kyle

    March 9, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    I like trains.

  2. iH8Macau

    March 9, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    Red flag racing>green flag racing apparently

  3. Guest

    March 9, 2018 at 11:51 pm

    Macau would make a good karting track. Cars don’t belong there, especially wide GT cars.

  4. Rich

    March 10, 2018 at 4:51 am

    The WEC clash yet again is a joke.

    • StueyB83

      March 10, 2018 at 7:17 am

      The macau F3 race weekend has been in place on the calendar for a very long time. If anything, the WEC is clashing with Macau – and Shanghai is not too far away geographically…

      Mind baffling what the FIA who control both weekends is thinking…

      • Matt

        March 11, 2018 at 12:55 am

        Imo a world championship should take precedence over F3…

  5. E Greven

    March 10, 2018 at 4:52 am

    Another flipping bird to the sport.

  6. Wreckin is racin

    March 10, 2018 at 5:55 am

    Awesome, lets go waste another couple million dollars wreckin race cars!

  7. Prototype 1

    March 10, 2018 at 6:12 am

    Why still use GT3 cars at Macau after that pileup last year.

    Use GT4 Cars.

  8. E Greven

    March 10, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Or better: go to Daytona! Great track, great history. And combine it with the Speedweeks, add some historical races around it with prototypes and old GT1/GT2 cars.

  9. daedalus

    March 10, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Macau sucks, it is dangerous, it has killed drivers in touring cars let atone GT cars. There is no overtaking, almost every race has a red flag. The whole track should be abolished. It only came into existence years ago because china did not have any suitable tracks, now they do, so Macau should no longer exist. Run the race at Ordos, Zuhai or on the F1 track at shanghai, the racing will be much better.

    • E Greven

      March 11, 2018 at 8:31 am

      Macau can be used for the series that originally ran on this track: F3 for example. Not those big GT-cars.

  10. Pierre

    March 10, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    What’s he reason to keep coming back here?

    • E Greven

      March 11, 2018 at 6:03 am

      Publicity i think.

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