Pedro de la Rosa doesn't like losing. Nor does he like finishing second. So he knows exactly where he wants to finish at next month's Macau Grand Prix when he drives for San Miguel - at the top of the podium. 'They say coming in second is like becoming the first loser. Nobody likes to get second place,' said de la Rosa, who returns to Macau driving for the crack Paul Stewart Racing team and hoping to improve on his third place finish last year. 'I have only two places to improve on from last year's performance and I'd much rather finish on top of everybody else,' said the 25-year-old Spaniard. De la Rosa flew into the territory from Japan to attend yesterday's press conference to announce the two-car San Miguel team. Englishman Ralph Firman, 21, who is the recently crowned British Formula Three champion, is San Miguel's number one driver for Macau. De la Rosa, who first raced in Macau in 1993 for Dick Bennetts' West Surrey Racing team, competed in the just-concluded Formula Nippon series where he gained a second place finish in the final race last Sunday. 'I was 10th overall going into the final race and I don't really know where I finished in the overall standings. Nor do I care because I know I didn't finish among the top three. It wasn't a great season for me. There were only 10 rounds in the series and I either experienced mechanical failures or I crashed out. 'I was too anxious in my first year racing in Japan and although it got better towards the end, I still feel I need to race in the Nippon series for another year to gain more experience. Then I'll gain the confidence to move on to Formula One,' said the Spaniard, who absolutely blitzed his rivals in winning the All-Japan Formula Three championship last year. San Miguel general manager of marketing and sales, Danilo J. Mojica II, is confident his team can pull off a win in Macau this year. 'We won the Zhuhai four-hour race last year with Andy Wallace and Olivier Groulliard and we came to Macau with high expectations. As we all know, a big shunt brought the race to a premature end, fortunately without injury to any of the drivers,' he said. 'But San Miguel is back again in 1996 and I am very pleased to say we are once again joining forces with Paul Stewart and his team. 'In Ralph [Firman] and Pedro [de la Rosa] we have two talented young men who have already proved they can take on the world's best.'