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Guia Race of Macau

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The Guia Race of Macau is an international touring car race, and currently a round of the World Touring Car Cup. It is held on the temporary 6.2km Guia Circuit on the streets of Macau, the Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China as part of the Macau Grand Prix weekend. Before 2005 when the World Touring Car Championship began, the Guia race had been run annually as a one-off international touring car race.

FIA WTCR Guia Race of Macau
Guia Circuit
Circuito da Guia GP.svg
Race information
Number of times held12
First held2005
Last held2019
Most wins (drivers)United Kingdom Robert Huff (9)
Most wins (constructors)Germany BMW (21)
Last race (2019)

HistoryEdit

Since its first running in 1972, the race has been won by international touring car greats such as Tom Walkinshaw, Johnny Cecotto, Roberto Ravaglia, Emanuele Pirro and Andy Priaulx.

Historically it is also one of the most popular races of the weekend as it featured cars that are commonly seen on the Hong Kong and Macau roads.

World Touring Car ChampionshipEdit

The Guia Race of Macau has been the final round of the World Touring Car Championship since the series was relaunched in 2005. It often attracts local drivers competing alongside the series regulars, such as André Couto and Ao Chi Hong.

The championship has been decided in Macau every year since 2005.

Previous championship statusEdit

Prior to being a World Touring Car Championship round, the Guia Race had previously been an FIA Championship round. In 1994, it was a round of the Asia-Pacific Touring Car Championship. The race also acted as a point scoring round for the Asian Touring Car Championship from 2000 to 2003.

Technical regulation changesEdit

The race has run to different touring car rules as European touring car championships went through their own changes. The race was run to European Group 5 regulations in the early eighties, then adopted FIA Group A rules between 1983 and 1990. It then ran to DTM rules from 1991 to 1993 before changing to Super Touring rules in 1994. From 2000, it started using Super Production regulations until 2004, when it sampled Super 2000 machinery before being upgraded to a round of the FIA WTCC.

Sporting regulation changesEdit

The race has changed in format over the years, from the 30 lapper back in the Group A era to the current, double race format with each race lasting 9 laps.

SponsorsEdit

The race has been sponsored by the Sociedade de Turismo e Diversoes de Macau (STDM) since 2004. STDM boss Stanley Ho has presented the trophies to the race winners on the podium since the sponsorship began.

ResultsEdit

Year Winner Car Runner-up Car Third place Car
Production era
1963   Albert Poon Lotus Cortina
1964   Eugen Böhringer Mercedes-Benz 300SE
1965   Grant Wolfkill Austin Cooper S   Walter Sulke Austin Cooper S   Anthony Tsui Austin Cooper S
  George Baker Jaguar Mark 2   Frank Wong Ford Corsair GT   Paul Chan Ford Cortina GT
1967   Albert Poon Alfa Romeo GTA   Yoshimi Katayama Mazda  
1968   Peter Chow    
1969   Erich Waxenberger
  Albert Poon
Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3   Klaus Doerr
  Herb Adamczyk
Porsche 911S   Jan Bussell
  Ted Moorat
Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3
1970   Anne Wong Austin Cooper S   Lucky Kirtisinghe Austin Cooper S   Ahmed Khan Ford Escort Twin-Cam
1971   Dieter Glemser Ford Capri RS   Albert Poon Alfa Romeo GTV   Peter Brock Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1
Group 4 & Group 1
1972   John MacDonald Austin Cooper S   Harold Lee Opel Ascona SR   Albert Poon Opel Ascona SR
1973   Peter Chow Toyota Celica GT (TA 22)   Harold Lee Opel Ascona 1.9SR   Dante Silverio Toyota Corolla Levin (TE27)
1974   Nobuhide Tachi Toyota Celica (TA 22)   Herbert Adamczyk Porsche Carrera RS   Siu Man Tou BMW 2002tii
1975   Nobuhide Tachi Toyota Celica (TA 22)   Junichi Isobe Toyota Celica   Ahmed Khan Toyota Celica
1976   Herbert Adamczyk Porsche Carrera RS   Nobuhide Tachi Toyota Celica (TA 22)   Jim Sweeney Porsche Carrera RS
1977   Peter Chow Toyota Celica   Ahmed Khan Toyota Celica   Junichi Isobe Toyota Celica
1978   Peter Chow Toyota Celica (TA 22)   Hans Heyer Zakspeed Escort   Haruhito Yanagida Datsun 260Z
Group 5 & Group 1
1979   Herbert Adamczyk Porsche 935   Masahiro Hasemi Datsun 160J   Nobuhide Tachi Toyota Starlet
1980   Hans-Joachim Stuck BMW 320i Turbo   Helmut Greiner Porsche 935   Jim Sweeney Porsche Carrera
1981   Manfred Winkelhock BMW 320i Turbo   Helmut Greiner Porsche 935   Nobuhide Tachi Toyota Corolla Levin (E70)
1982   Helmut Greiner Porsche 935   Adrian Fu BMW 320i Turbo   Peter Chow Datsun Silvia
Group A
1983   Hans-Joachim Stuck BMW 635 CSi   Dieter Quester BMW 635 CSi   Michael Lieu Ford Capri
1984   Tom Walkinshaw Jaguar XJS   Hans Heyer Jaguar XJS   Hans-Joachim Stuck BMW 635 CSi
1985   Gianfranco Brancatelli Volvo 240 Turbo   Gerhard Berger BMW 635 CSi   Michael Lieu Mitsubishi Starion
1986   Johnny Cecotto Volvo 240 Turbo   Tom Walkinshaw Rover 3500   Thomas Lindström Volvo 240 Turbo
1987   Roberto Ravaglia BMW M3   Dieter Quester BMW M3   Fabien Giroix BMW M3
1988   Altfrid Heger BMW M3   Markus Oestreich BMW M3   Andy Rouse Ford Sierra RS 500
1989   Tim Harvey Ford Sierra RS 500   Andy Rouse Ford Sierra RS 500   Hisashi Yokoshima Ford Sierra RS 500
1990   Masahiro Hasemi Nissan Skyline GT-R   Emanuele Pirro BMW M3   Joachim Winkelhock BMW M3
DTM & Group A
1991   Emanuele Pirro BMW M3 Evolution   Kurt Thiim Mercedes-Benz 190E Evo.II   Klaus Ludwig Mercedes-Benz 190E Evo.II
1992   Emanuele Pirro BMW M3 Evolution   Joachim Winkelhock BMW M3 Evolution   Roberto Ravaglia BMW M3 Evolution
1993   Charles Kwan BMW M3 Evolution   Joachim Winkelhock BMW 320i   Emanuele Pirro BMW 320i
Super Touring
1994   Joachim Winkelhock BMW 318i   Steve Soper BMW 318i   Tom Kristensen Toyota Corona
1995   Kelvin Burt Toyota Corona EXIV   Steve Soper BMW 318i   Julian Bailey Toyota Corona EXIV
1996   Frank Biela Audi A4 Quattro   Brad Jones Audi A4 Quattro   Michael Krumm Toyota Corona EXIV
1997   Steve Soper BMW 320i   Michael Krumm Toyota Corona EXIV   Charles Kwan BMW 320i
1998   Joachim Winkelhock BMW 320i   Max Angelelli Toyota Corona EXIV   Brad Jones Audi A4 Quattro
1999   Michael Bartels Audi A4 Quattro   Paul Morris BMW 320i   Oliver Mayer Audi A4 Quattro
Super Production
2000   Patrick Huisman BMW 320i   Henry Lee Junior Peugeot 306   Simon Harrison Ford Focus
2001   Duncan Huisman BMW 320i   Manabu Orido Toyota Altezza   Charoensuka Wattana Nattavude Peugeot 306
2002   Duncan Huisman BMW 320i   Nicola Larini Alfa Romeo 147   Franz Engstler BMW 320i
2003   Duncan Huisman BMW 320i   Franz Engstler BMW 320i   Marc Hennerici BMW 320i
Super 2000
2004   Jörg Müller BMW 320i   Andy Priaulx BMW 320i   Rickard Rydell SEAT Toledo Cupra

World Touring Car Championship yearsEdit

Year Driver Manufacturer Report
2005 Race 1 :   Augusto Farfus   Alfa Romeo Report
Race 2 :   Duncan Huisman   BMW
2006 Race 1 :   Andy Priaulx   BMW Report
Race 2 :   Jörg Müller   BMW
2007 Race 1 :   Alain Menu   Chevrolet Report
Race 2 :   Andy Priaulx   BMW
2008 Race 1 :   Alain Menu   Chevrolet Report
Race 2 :   Robert Huff   Chevrolet
2009 Race 1 :   Robert Huff   Chevrolet Report
Race 2 :   Augusto Farfus   BMW
2010 Race 1 :   Robert Huff   Chevrolet Report
Race 2 :   Norbert Michelisz   SEAT
2011 Race 1 :   Robert Huff   Chevrolet Report
Race 2 :   Robert Huff   Chevrolet
2012 Race 1 :   Yvan Muller   Chevrolet Report
Race 2 :   Alain Menu   Chevrolet
2013 Race 1 :   Yvan Muller   Chevrolet Report
Race 2 :   Robert Huff   SEAT
2014 Race 1 :   José María López   Citroen Report
Race 2 :   Robert Huff   Lada
2017 Opening Race :   Mehdi Bennani   Citroen Report
Main Race :   Robert Huff   Citroen

TCR International Series yearsEdit

Year Driver Car Report
2015 Race 1 :   Robert Huff Honda Civic TCR Report
Race 2 :   Stefano Comini SEAT León Cup Racer
2016 Race 1 :   Stefano Comini Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Report
Race 2 :   Tiago Monteiro Honda Civic TCR

World Touring Car Cup yearsEdit

Year Driver Car Report
2018 Race 1 :   Jean-Karl Vernay Audi RS 3 LMS TCR Report
Race 2 :   Frédéric Vervisch Audi RS 3 LMS TCR
Race 3 :   Esteban Guerrieri Honda Civic Type R TCR
2019 Race 1 :   Yvan Muller Lynk & Co 03 TCR Report
Race 2 :   Yvan Muller Lynk & Co 03 TCR
Race 3 :   Andy Priaulx Lynk & Co 03 TCR

Most winsEdit

After the "official" inaugural race in 1972

By driverEdit

Wins Driver Years
9   Robert Huff 2008-Race 2, 2009-Race 1, 2010-Race 1, 2011-Race 1, 2011-Race 2, 2013-Race 2, 2014-Race 2, 2015-Race 1, 2017-Main Race
4   Duncan Huisman 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005-Race 2
  Yvan Muller 2012-Race 1, 2013-Race 1, 2019-Race 1, 2019-Race 2
3   Peter Chow 1973, 1977, 1978
  Alain Menu 2007-Race 1, 2008-Race 1, 2012-Race 2
  Andy Priaulx 2006-Race 1, 2007-Race 2, 2019-Race 3
2   Nobuhide Tachi 1974, 1975
  Herbert Adamczyk 1976, 1979
  Hans-Joachim Stuck 1980, 1983
  Emanuele Pirro 1991, 1992
  Joachim Winkelhock 1994, 1998
  Jörg Müller 2004, 2006-Race 2
  Augusto Farfus 2005-Race 1, 2009-Race 2
  Stefano Comini 2015-Race 2, 2016-Race 1

By nationality of driversEdit

Win(s) Nation Years
16   United Kingdom 1984, 1989, 1995, 1997, 2006-Race 1, 2007-Race 2, 2008-Race 2, 2009-Race 1, 2010-Race 1, 2011-Race 1, 2011-Race 2, 2013-Race 2, 2014-Race 2, 2015-Race 1, 2017-Main Race, 2019-Race 3
11   Germany 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2006-Race 2
7   Hong Kong 1972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1993
5   Netherlands 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005-Race 2
  Switzerland 2007-Race 1, 2008-Race 1, 2012-Race 2, 2015-Race 2, 2016-Race 1
4   Italy 1985, 1987, 1991, 1992
  France 2012-Race 1, 2013-Race 1, 2019-Race 1, 2019-Race 2
3   Japan 1974, 1975, 1990
2   Brazil 2005-Race 1, 2009-Race 2
1   Venezuela 1986
  Hungary 2010-Race 2
  Argentina 2014-Race 1
  Portugal 2016-Race 2
  Morocco 2017-Opening Race

By manufacturerEdit

Win(s) Manufacturer Years
21   BMW 1980, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005-Race 2, 2006-Race 1, 2006-Race 2, 2007-Race 2, 2009-Race 2
10   Chevrolet 2007-Race 1, 2008-Race 1, 2008-Race 2, 2009-Race 1, 2010-Race 1, 2011-Race 1, 2011-Race 2, 2012-Race 1, 2012-Race 2, 2013-Race 1
6   Toyota 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1995
4   Audi 1996, 1999, 2018-Race 1, 2018-Race 2
3   Porsche 1976, 1979, 1982
  SEAT 2010-Race 2, 2013-Race 2, 2015-Race 2
  Citroën 2014-Race 1, 2017-Opening Race, 2017-Main Race
  Honda 2015-Race 1, 2016-Race 2, 2018-Race 3
  Lynk & Co 2019-Race 1, 2019-Race 2, 2019-Race 3
2   Volvo 1985, 1986
1   Austin 1972
  Jaguar 1984
  Ford 1989
  Nissan 1990
  Alfa Romeo 2005-Race 1
  Lada 2014-Race 2
  Volkswagen 2016-Race 1

See alsoEdit

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