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68th Macau Grand Prix Officially Opens as Tap Seac Square Auto Show Attracts Fans

Macao’s annual sporting event, the Macau Grand Prix, will be held next week and the Macau Grand Prix Organizing Committee (MGPOC) held an opening ceremony today (November 13) at Tap Seac Square. The participating race cars on display attracted many residents and fans to visit the venue, creating a lively atmosphere.

The 68th Macau Grand Prix will be held from November 19 to 21. This year’s race programme includes: the SJM Formula 4 Macau Grand Prix, Sands China Macau GT Cup, Galaxy Entertainment Macau Guia Race, Melco Macau Touring Car Cup, MGM Greater Bay Area GT Cup and Wynn Macau Challenge Cup. Tickets are now on sale, with special discounts on offer.

The opening ceremony for the Grand Prix was held at 3pm at Tap Seac Square, and guests included: Mr. Pun Weng Kun, President of Sports Bureau and Coordinator of MGPOC; Mr. Chan Chak Mo, Member of the Executive Council, Member of the Legislative Assembly and Member of MGPOC; Ms. Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of Macao Government Tourism Office and Member of MGPOC; Mr. Chong Coc Veng, President of Automobile General Association of Macao – China and Coordinator of the Sporting Subcommittee of MGPOC; Mr. Zhang Tao, FIA Safety Delegate; Mr. Allen Lau Cho Un and Ms. Christine Lam Lin Kio, Deputy Coordinators of MGPOC; Dr. Rui Cunha, Secretary-General of SJM Resorts, S.A.; Mr. Sam Chong Nin, Vice President of Corporate Communications and Community Affairs of Sands China Ltd.; Ms. Catherine Iu, Assistant Vice President of Community Relations of Public Relations of Galaxy Entertainment Group; Mr. Raymond Lo, Senior Vice President, Property General Manager of Altira Macau & Mocha Clubs of Melco Resorts & Entertainment; Ms. Irene Wong, Vice President of Public & Community Relations of MGM China Holdings Limited; Ms. Linda Chen, Vice Chairman and Executive Director of Wynn Macau, Limited, members of the Grand Prix Organizing Committee and Subcommittees; representatives of other sponsors, and members of the Sports Committee.

Organized to enable both residents and visitors to experience the excitement of the event, and gain a deeper appreciation of the Grand Prix, the two-day auto show will continue until tomorrow (Sunday) and includes Grand Prix race cars as well as official and rescue vehicles.

The Grand Prix-themed cultural and creative products on sale at the venue, and the attendance of several racing drivers visiting the event to meet with fans, attracted many visitors and motorsport fans to the event and created a lively atmosphere.

The auto show continues tomorrow (November 14th) from 10am to 5pm, and everyone is welcome. Visitors must undergo a temperature check when entering the venue, wear a mask at all times and show the "Macao Health Code."

In terms of community outreach, this month a racing photo tour exhibition is being held in local schools to teach students about the history and details of the Macau Grand Prix via exhibition panels. As in previous years, the MGPOC continues its cooperation with the Education and Youth Development Bureau, inviting students to visit the Grand Prix so they may experience the atmosphere of motorsport, and enabling the younger generation to gain a better understanding of the Grand Prix.

In addition, giant screens will be set up at various locations throughout the local community, including Senado Square, Iao Hon Market Park, Rotunda de Carlos da Maia (Three Lamps District), Taipa Carmo Fair, Amizade Plaza, Leisure Area of Lok Yeong Fa Yuen Building and Tap Seac Square, to enable residents and visitors to enjoy the event.

In order to further promote motorsport culture and encourage Macao residents to participate in the Grand Prix in different ways, the 68th Macau Grand Prix Photo Contest will be held, with entries open from November 22 to December 30.

The MGPOC is committed to staging the Macau Grand Prix and the surrounding activities, and leveraging their positive impact, together with various sports and cultural events in Macao, to promote both the city and tourism. The MGPOC also hopes the event will bring enjoyment to residents and inject positive energy into the whole of society.

In order to ensure Grand Prix is held under safe conditions, strict epidemic prevention measures will be implemented during the event. MGPOC will continue to closely monitor the development of the epidemic and make arrangements for epidemic prevention in accordance with the relevant guidelines issued by the Health Bureau.

For details, please visit the official website of the Macau Grand Prix or download the relevant mobile apps. You can also follow the Macau Grand Prix’s Facebook, WeChat and Weibo pages, and the “Macao Major Sporting Events” Facebook page and WeChat account.