Macau Grand Prix organisers have assembled a cast of top-line drivers from the event’s history for a special race to celebrate its 60th running.
Stars from past Macau Grand Prix and Macau Guia (touring car races) will line up in cars from China’s season-long Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup. The invited drivers are split roughly half and half between international aces and Asian racers of the past.
The international entry is headed by ex-Formula 1 racers Stefan Johansson, Nicola Larini, Martin Donnelly, David Brabham, Emanuele Pirro and Julian Bailey.
IndyCar racer Mike Conway will also race, along with touring car veterans Alain Menu, Rickard Rydell, Steve Soper, Jorg Muller, Duncan Huisman and Tim Harvey.
From the Asian field, 2008 Macau GP winner Keisuke Kunimoto makes a return after disappearing from top-level racing since his Formula Renault 3.5 campaign in 2010. His former TOM’S team principal Nobuhide Tachi, who won the 1974 and ’75 Guia races in a Toyota Celica, is also entered.
Drivers will randomly draw the keys to their cars by lottery before track action kicks off.
Invited drivers Stefan Johansson Second in 1984 Macau GPNicola Larini Second in 2002 GuiaMartin Donnelly Winner of 1987 Macau GPDavid Brabham Winner of 1989 Macau GPEmanuele Pirro Winner of 1991/92 GuiaJulian Bailey Second in 1989 Macau GPMike Conway Winner of 2006 Macau GPAlain Menu Winner of 2012 WTCC raceRickard Rydell Winner of 1992 Macau GPSteve Soper Winner of 1997 GuiaJorg Muller Winner of 1993 GP & 2004 GuiaDuncan Huisman Winner of 2001/02/03 GuiaTim Harvey Winner of 1989 GuiaNi Amorim Competed in 1992-95 GuiaHerbert Adamczyk Winner of 1976/79 GuiaPeter Rubatto Competed in 1985-93 Motorcycle GPKeisuke Kunimoto Winner of 2008 Macau GPNobuhide Tachi Winner of 1974/75 GuiaKiyoshi Misaki Third in 1971 Macau GPNaoki Nagasaka Competed in 1988 GuiaRiki Ohkubo Second in 1971 Macau GPTomohiko Tsutsumi Competed in 1988 GuiaAdrian Fu Second in 1982 GuiaDanny Stacy Chau Competed in 1980s/90s Guia