Macau Grand Prix

Macau gambling revenue jumps 21 per cent from year earlier

The Macau Grand Prix drew more visitors to the gambling hub last month. Photo: AFP

Gambling revenue in Macau jumped 21.3 per cent year on year last month after events including an international boxing match and the annual Grand Prix motor race led to an increase in high-spending visitors.

Monday, 2 December, 2013, 2:39pm

Alex Lynn wins 60th Macau Grand Prix

Alex Lynn on his way to winning the 60th Macau Grand Prix. Photo: Nora Tam.

Alex Lynn led from start to finish to win an enthralling 60th Macau Grand Prix on Sunday.

The Englishman, racing for Theodore Racing by Prema Powerteam, started on pole and held off the challenge of last year's winner, Antonio Felix Da Costa, over a gripping 15 laps.

18 Nov 2013 - 7:08pm

Second Macau win may help ease Antonio Da Costa's Formula One despair

Antonio Da Costa won in Macau in 2012. Photo: Nora Tam

Antonio Felix da Costa has the chance today to become only the second driver ever to win back-to-back Macau titles, but it's safe to say it's an opportunity the Portuguese driver might wish he'd never been given.

18 Nov 2013 - 7:08pm

Rising star Raffaele Marciello gives Italy hope in Formula One

Raffaele Marciello is Italy's big hope for the racing future. Photo: Nora Tam

It's been seven years since an Italian driver won a race in Formula One, and the nation of Ferrari has not had a world champion since the golden days of inaugural F1 winner Giuseppe Farina and back-to-back champ Alberto Ascari in the 1950s.

18 Nov 2013 - 7:08pm

Macau win caps amazing comeback for Ian Hutchinson

Ian Hutchinson, in front, wins the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix  while Michael Rutter is first runner-up. Photo: Nora Tam

English rider Ian Hutchinson won the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix on Saturday, capping an amazing comeback from injury. 

Hutchinson, who won all five individual categories at the Isle of Man TT in 2010, has hardly raced since an accident that year left him fighting to save his left leg - he has had 29 operations since. 

16 Nov 2013 - 8:01pm

Alex Lynn wins Qualification Race to take pole for Macau Grand Prix

Alex Lynn in action. Photo:

Alex Lynn is on pole position for Sunday’s Macau Grand Prix after winning Saturday’s Qualification Race.

The English 20-year-old, racing for Theodore Racing by Prema Powerteam, finished the 10-lap race ahead of last year’s runner-up, Felix Rosenqvist, Formula 3 Europe champion Rafaele Marciello, and last year’s winner, Antonio Felix da Costa.

16 Nov 2013 - 4:57pm

Rally legend Sebastien Loeb can't wait for Macau GP challenge

Sebastien Loeb.

Nine-times world rally champion Sebastien Loeb has raced in some of the toughest terrains and trickiest circuits, but nothing will really prepare him for "one of the most challenging races of all" at next week's Macau Grand Prix.

5 Nov 2013 - 10:53am

Macau may get two Grand Prix holidays

The annual Macau Grand Prix is akin to a modern bloodsport, a sort of Asian form of bullfighting, with sadly, lives often lost. Photo: Nora Tam

It’s the 60th anniversary of the Macau Grand Prix this November and the Macau government is gearing up for a bumper event.

3 Jul 2013 - 6:33pm

Hong Kong rider Cheung Wai-on laps up Isle of Man TT experience

Cheung Wai-on.

Hong Kong's Cheung Wai-on ended his fairy-tale adventure at the Isle of Man TT over the weekend, amazed at the speed of his rivals and how tough it is compared with the Macau Grand Prix.

11 Jun 2013 - 4:43am

Thrills and spills in Macau

Thrills and spills in Macau

You know they say when the policemen start looking impossibly young,

20 Nov 2012 - 5:58pm

Han Han: life and death on the Guia Circuit

Portuguese motorcycle rider Luis Filipe de Sousa Carreira's motorcycle burns after a crash during qualifying for the Macau Grand Prix on Nov. 15, 2012. Photo: Xinhua

The first time I saw Macau’s Guia Circuit was in the movie, All about Ah-Long. At the end of the movie, motorcycle racer Ah-Long, played by Chow Yun-fat, crashed his bike into a wall and died in a blast of flames on the circuit.

20 Nov 2012 - 1:30pm 3 comments

Antonio da Costa wins Macau Grand Prix

Antonio da Costa celebrates with his trophy. Photo: Nora Tam

A Portuguese winner of the Macau Grand Prix - what better, given the former colony's history. But if Antonio da Costa thought this was home from home, he got a surprise when he stood on the podium for the national anthem.

19 Nov 2012 - 3:16am

Top independent at Macau Grand Prix Darryl O'Young credits his mechanics

Darryl O'Young

It's amazing what six hours with a sledgehammer can do.

19 Nov 2012 - 3:16am

Rutter wins eighth Macau crown to stretch record

Michael Rutter roars around the Guia circuit on his way to yet another victory in the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix yesterday. Photo: Nora Tam

"The King of Macau," runner-up Martin Jessopp called him, and no one came close to dethroning Michael Rutter as he extended his record number of Macau Grand Prix motorcycle wins to eight yesterday.

19 Nov 2012 - 3:16am

Bike king Rutter wins eighth Macau GP crown

Michael Rutter won his second successive and eighth Macau Grand Prix motorbike title on Sunday in Macau. Photo: Nora Tam

Michael Rutter extended his record number of Macau Grand Prix motorbike race wins on Sunday with a consummate display to claim his second successive title and eighth overall.

The 40-year-old beat last year’s runner-up, Martin Jessopp, into second place again, while Simon Andrews, in his first race back since a crash in the Isle of Man TT left his body in pieces, finished third.

18 Nov 2012 - 7:04pm