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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 FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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