This year's Macau Grand Prix meeting, celebrating its 50th anniversary, has been extended over two weekends to accommodate two new events.
Racing will now be spread over six days - November 8-9 and November 13-16.
The first weekend will see two new events, for historic and classic racing cars, on the 6.2-kilometre Guia Circuit.
An organising committee spokesperson said yesterday that the historic and classic cars would be imported from across Asia, including Hong Kong.
'It's the 50th Grand Prix, and the two extra races are being held to mark the historic event,' the spokesperson said.
Also scheduled for the first weekend are the Hotel Fortuna Trophy and the East Asian Game Cup Race. The two events attracted about 100 Hong Kong and Macau competitors last year.
The remaining four days of competition will be highlighted by the traditional international races - the Formula 3 Grand Prix and the popular Guia event, usually dominated by European sedan racers.
The prestigious F3 GP will comprise the leading placegetters in the various F3 series throughout the world.
The entry list is expected to be in October, after the series have finished. The race always attracts budding Formula One stars and the tough Macau road circuit attracts the attention of F1 teams looking out for new talent.
Also scheduled is the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix.
Rounding up the competition on the second weekend are the Asian Formula Renault Challenge, the final round of the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, and other local and regional races for both cars and motorcycles.
Macau's street circuit is famous for its combination of long, fast straights, twisting corners and narrow road sections. It is recognised as one of the most demanding circuits in the world, often compared with Monaco.
The Macau government is also holding a Macau Golden Jubilee Carnival in November, featuring events such as fireworks displays and a food festival.
Teddy Yip, regarded as the father of the Macau GP, passed away last month.