SJM Theodore PREMA Racing, title-sponsored by SJM Resorts, S.A. (“SJM”), is delighted to announce its entry in a history-making seventieth version of the Macau Grand Prix.
The extraordinary occasion, which can final for 2 consecutive weekends in November from 11 to 12 and 16 to 19, is ready to supply an unprecedented present as will probably be spanning over two weekends, welcoming the FIA Formulation 3 World Cup again after a three-year hiatus and the confirmed Macau Formulation 4 Race. This 12 months additionally marks the ninth 12 months of SJM’s help for Theodore Racing since 2013.
The crew will subject a three-car lineup in each the Formulation 3 and Formulation 4 competitions, because it goals to proceed the legacy began again in 1974 by Theodore Racing founder, Teddy Yip Sr. searching for an historic eleventh Grand Prix win and Formulation 4 victory.
Mr. Teddy Yip Jr. – Group Principal
“SJM Theodore PREMA Racing is proud to welcome SJM Resorts, S.A. as a title accomplice, to proceed one in every of historical past’s most excellent and profitable motorsports collaborations, made all of the extra significant celebrating 70 years of the Macau Grand Prix, on the religious dwelling of this crew. I’ve nice confidence in our gifted drivers who’re excited to tackle the streets of Macau!”
Ms. Daisy Ho – Managing Director, SJM Resorts, S.A.
“SJM and our native legend, the Theodore PREMA Racing crew, have been inseparable companions in our quest for glory on dwelling soil in Macau, as our drivers rip by way of one of the vital heart-stopping metropolis circuits within the historical past of worldwide motorsport. Because the Macau Grand Prix races into its seventh decade, we look ahead to showcasing many extra sensational performances that may carry Macau into the worldwide highlight by way of the seamless integration of sports activities and tourism.”
The star-studded FIA Formulation 3 World Cup effort will function three drivers coming from a optimistic season within the FIA Formulation 3 Championship. Coming from his third place within the 2023 FIA Formulation 3 Championship, Paul Aron is seeking to full the season in fashion whereas following within the footsteps of his older brother and Macau Grand Prix podium finisher Ralf Aron.
Dino Beganovic can also be coming from the crew’s ranks in FIA Formulation 3. The 19-year-old Swede, who gained the 2022 Formulation Regional European Championship by Alpine title, confirmed optimistic enchancment all through his rookie F3 season and now desires so as to add one other memorable achievement to his resume.
Italian driver Gabriele Minì would be the latest addition for Macau. Minì, who dominated the 2020 Italian Formulation 4 Championship with the crew, simply wrapped up his FIA Formulation 3 Championship season, ticking a precious field with a win on the Monte Carlo Grand Prix.
Mr. Rene Rosin – Group Supervisor
“It feels wonderful to be again on the Macau Grand Prix. This is likely one of the most coveted occasions for our crew and the recollections from it are merely unforgettable. With FIA Formulation 3 lastly coming again, and a difficult Formulation 4 race, we’re wanting ahead to a stellar present and we positively need to play our half in it. I’ve nice confidence in our top-class lineup of drivers as they already confirmed large potential all year long. We’re conscious of the challenges that this spectacular occasion poses, and are cautious of the excessive expectations. We can not wait to begin working and proceed honoring our Macau Grand Prix custom.”
The Macau Formulation 4 occasion will probably be held on the eleventh and twelfth of November, one week earlier than the FIA Formulation 3 World Cup, and also will function a trio of SJM Theodore PREMA Racing drivers.
Two-time Macau Grand Prix winner Hon Chio Leong will return to his dwelling race. Regardless of his younger age, the 22-year-old Macanese racer is a profitable veteran and a star of the Grand Prix due to his signature dominant performances. He’s seeking to maintain the house banner excessive once more in 2023.
Arvid Lindblad (16) will probably be competing for the primary time on the famed Guia Circuit to cap off a exceptional season that noticed him within the hunt for the Italian F4 and Euro4 championships.
British ace Freddie Slater can even be coming into Macau for the primary time. Coming from a proficient karting profession, the 15-year-old sensation made a scintillating auto racing debut this 12 months, competing on the highest stage in a number of championships and securing the Ginetta Junior Championship title.
After being a part of the Macau Grand Prix schedule within the final three years, the upcoming Formulation 4 race will function automobiles utilizing the identical technical package deal as within the main European sequence. Along with the FIA Formulation 3 World Cup, the race will create an unforgettable expertise for drivers and followers alike.