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As well as Pro, Pro-Am and Am driver classes, additional category will include previous generation 991 cars.
The 2021 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia (PCCA) will be back on the city’s legendary Guia Circuit from November 19 to 21 for the annual Macau Grand Prix.
The last time the PCCA race was held in Macao was over two weekends in 2013 during the 60th Grand Prix special edition, which also marked the 50th anniversary of the PCCA event.
The latest Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (992) is set to make its maiden appearance during the city’s annual event.
Alexandre Gibot, managing director of Porsche Motorsport Asia Pacific, said: “The Porsche Carrera Cup Asia has enjoyed an excellent season in 2021, with the new 992 car a huge success.”
“Racing at Macao is a massive honour for the series and I’m delighted to see the championship return to the incredible Guia Circuit. The Macau GP is always a fantastic event and I know that it will be amazing once again this year. I’m looking forward to seeing the PCCA cars and drivers racing around the track, putting on a great show for the fans,” he added.
The Guia Circuit is 6.2 kilometres long and contains 19 corners.
In addition to the PCCA’s usual Pro, Pro-Am and Am driver classes, there will be an additional category for previous generation 991 cars.
The additional category gives Porsche Sports Cup China racers the opportunity to compete with the regular PCCA field, indicating that 991 and 992 cars will race on-track together for the first time.
Last week, Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng announced that the Grand Prix will be held as usual this year, Macau Daily Times reported.
The calendar of the PCCA shows that the race will be held for three days. This may mean that, this year, the Grand Prix could again be reduced to a three-day format, held over the weekend.