Ticket sales rev up

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 01 September, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 01 September, 1993, 12:00am

TICKETS for November's 40th Macau Grand Prix week go on sale today.

As a further boost to the enclave's largest and most successful attraction, during race week the Macau Tourist Office will open the Grand Prix Museum.

This will house photographs, screen films and videotapes, memorabilia and a diverse range of race cars and bikes that have made history at the circuit.

Ticket prices for the qualifying days (November 18-19) range from $70 to $200, and for the race days (November 20-21) from $250 to $700.

In Hong Kong, tickets can be bought from the Macau Tourist Office in the Shun Tak Centre, and the International Tourism office in Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan.

The highlight of the event, held from November 18 to 21, will be the Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix on the Sunday.

The winner will automatically be granted a Super Licence, often a ticket to a Formula 1 career, by the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile, the sport's governing body.

On the same day, the 28-lap Guia Race for high-powered saloon cars will be staged on the tough 6.2-kilometre street circuit and also the 20-lap Macau Cup Race for regional saloon car drivers.

The feature event on Saturday's programme will be the 27th Macau Motor Cycle Grand Prix.

Professional 500 cc riders will compete alongside leading amateurs over 30 laps on the Guia circuit.

For local competitors, a full complement of novice and club races is scheduled for Saturday.

These will include the Automobile Club of Portugal race and the Macau Motor Cycle Federation race for Macau and Hong Kong competition licence holders.