The 68th edition of Macao’s biggest international sporting event, the Macau Grand Prix, will be held from 19 to 21 November. This year will see the city’s six major tourism and leisure enterprises sponsor the races on the Macau Grand Prix programme.
The Macau Grand Prix is the most important sports tourism brand in Macao. As the COVID-19 pandemic stabilises in Macao, holding this year’s Grand Prix as scheduled sends a clear message, and demonstrates that Macao is a vibrant city and safe to visit.
The associated positive effects of the Macau Grand Prix serve to promote the development of various industries, and boost the city’s economy. The event will be broadcast in Mainland China and abroad to promote a positive image of Macao.
On 25 October, the Macau Grand Prix Organizing Committee (MGPOC) announced six races, each to be sponsored by the major integrated tourism and leisure enterprises in Macao. The line-up 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 Porsche Carrera Cup Challenge.
This year’s Macau Grand Prix will gather drivers from Macao, Hong Kong and Mainland China only, due to the pandemic and travel restrictions in place.
Special discounts on tickets
Tickets went on sale on 26 October. The price of a ticket for 19 November is MOP50, and the prices of tickets for seats on the race days, 20 and 21 November, range between MOP400 and MOP1,000, depending on the seating area.
In consideration of the prevailing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, special discounts will be offered on tickets this year. Purchases of two or more tickets for seats in the same stand on the same day, on either Saturday, 20 November or Sunday, 21 November, can receive a 30% discount.
The MGPOC has set up 17 ticket outlets in Macao, Hong Kong and the Mainland, with sales online, by telephone, email and through mobile phone applications.
During the event, each ticket outlet onsite will have self-service ticketing machines, and spectators can pay for tickets with credit cards and by electronic means.
As well as the racing, the MGPOC has entertainment planned in strict compliance with the COVID-19 countermeasures taken by the health authorities to ensure the public’s safety.
The 68th Macau Grand Prix Family Carnival will be held in Tap Seac Square on 6 and 7 November. The area will be transformed into a miniature version of the Guia circuit, allowing children to experience the sort of work the grand prix entails, and to learn about motorsport in an engaging way.
The 68th Macau Grand Prix Car Show will be held on 13 and 14 November in Tap Seac Square, allowing residents and visitors to see up close the cars that will be raced. The Macau Grand Prix opening ceremony will also be held in the square, at 3 p.m. on 13 November.
This year’s racing will be broadcast or rebroadcast on various television channels in Macao, the Mainland and other parts of the world. Big screens set up in various places in Macao will show the event. To promote motorsport and encourage Macao residents to take part, the 68th Macau Grand Prix Photo Contest will also be held.
To ensure the Macau Grand Prix is held in safe conditions, COVID-19 countermeasures will be strictly enforced. The MGPOC will continue to monitor the pandemic closely, and make arrangements to counter it promptly, following the relevant guidelines issued by the Macau SAR Government Health Bureau.
For details of the event, visit the official website www.macau.grandprix.gov.mo or download the Macau Grand Prix mobile phone app. Follow the Macau Grand Prix on Facebook, WeChat and Weibo.
|Macao Grand Prix Museum to host racing-themed family workshops|
The Macao Grand Prix Museum will hold a series of “Little Racers DIY Workshops” during November, in support of the 68th Macau Grand Prix.
Some 16 parent-and-child workshops will be held each weekend in November, not only boosting the synergy of “tourism + sports” for the city’s destination branding, but also helping to promote and preserve the motorsport culture that is part of the iconic Macau Grand Prix.
The workshops will take place every Saturday and Sunday throughout November, in the basement of the Museum. There will be two sessions a day at 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., both conducted in Cantonese.
The workshops are intended for children aged between 4 and 14, and their parents. Every workshop can accommodate up to 10 children, each accompanied by an adult. The workshops are free, but participants must gain admission to the Museum by purchasing a ticket.
Registration for the workshops can be completed online, with the enrolment open two weeks before the date of the workshop. Places are limited and will be filled in order of registration.
The programme includes making cars with light clay, drawing cars on bags, colouring racing cars, making cars with beads, creating car-shaped soaps, among other handicrafts. The activities will allow participants to set their creativity free and provide a fun environment for interaction between parents and children.
Anyone interested in enrolling needs to first purchase an entrance ticket to the museum at the website of the Macao Grand Prix Museum and enrol free of charge for a workshop by clicking here.
MGTO will keep rigorously carrying out anti-pandemic measures and conducting scrupulous cleaning of the Museum facilities. Anyone attending the Museum is required to wear a face mask, undergo temperature checks and present a valid Macao Health Code.