There will be four Porsche 911 GT3 R on the starting line of the world’s toughest street race, the FIA GT World Cup in Macau (China) from 15 to 18 November. The Manthey-Racing team will be fielding two of the vehicles to be driven by Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor. Two more cars will be prepared by customer team Craft Bamboo Racing, for Porsche Young Professional Mathieu Jaminet (France) and Chinese local hero Darryl O’Young.
The 6.115 km Guia Circuit, located in the former Portuguese colony of Macau, is considered one of the most difficult street circuits in the world. The track’s long straights, fast bends, and spectacular sections, such as the Lisboa Bend, are renowned far beyond China’s borders. As another example of the complexities of this circuit, which in some places is just seven metres wide, a strict ban has been put in place on any overtaking in the ‘Melco Hairpin’ during all the training sessions and races. Car and motorbike races have been held on the streets of Macau since 1954, and the FIA GT World Cup has been a fixed item on the agenda of the Macau Grand Prix weekend since 2015.