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Suriya Bala to race in Macau GP with Asia Racing Team Singapore's Suriya Bala Kerisnan Thevar will be driving in next week's world famous Macau Grand Prix, after agreeing a one-off deal to drive for top Macau Formula BMW outfit, Asia ...

Suriya Bala to race in Macau GP with Asia Racing Team

Singapore's Suriya Bala Kerisnan Thevar will be driving in next week's world famous Macau Grand Prix, after agreeing a one-off deal to drive for top Macau Formula BMW outfit, Asia Racing Team (ART Motorsports).

This will be Suriya's first ever drive in the highly prestigious Macau Grand Prix- Formula BMW Pacific one of the biggest Formula BMW races of the year. The Macau event has become a classic, race that all drivers in single seaters want to win above all others, thanks to the street circuit's fearsomely technical nature and unforgiving reputation.

Speaking about the event, the Singaporean single seaters rising star said, "I have no expectations for this weekend as it's going to be my second race in the Formula BMW Pacific series, and it's a Street Race once again. However, my strategy for the weekend is simple. I must learn the track well and use what I have learnt till now in the last race of the year. I'm just looking forward to the first and only practice of the weekend. It's going to be a tough race for me but I am confident because I have a wonderful team to work with."

Team Manager Philippe Descombes, who has been coaching Suriya since the beginning of the year, added "We know Suriya very well from his Asian Formula Renault outings and Singapore GP - Formula BMW race. We accomplished two days of prolific testing in Zhuhai, China, and we made some good progress with him. Suriya's physical condition is much better than it was at the time of Singapore GP. Definitely Macau GP will be another very important experience for him to prepare the 2010 season."

After practice on the ultra-tight street circuit on November 19, Asia Racing Team and Suriya Bala will qualify on Saturday, November 21, while the 10-laps is on Sunday, November 22 at 9.10am (local time).

-credit: art

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