Macanese driver Rodolfo Avila ready for hometown race

Macanese racing driver Rodolfo Avila is ready to challenge his highlight of the season, the 54th Macau Grand Prix - FIA Formula 3 Intercontinental Cup.

"I am obviously very excited to be back in a car for my hometown race. Driving through the streets of my town supported by our Macanese motorsport fans is an extraordinary feeling. This year I hope to enjoy the Guia Circuit as much as I can, and improve my driving on every session leading up to the big race. In the race I want to give my best and will try to get a middle table or even better result as this one of the strongest editions of the race history", says Avila.

During 2007 season Rodolfo Avila experienced the brand new International Formula Master, and competed in two F3 meetings -- Oulton Park British F3 Round 1 and the prestigious "Zandvoort Masters of F3 at Zolder". But the 20 years old racing driver doesn't fear the lack of F3 miles. "Of course the cars are different. The IFM car requires a completely different driving style to an F3 car. Anyway the IFM season gave me more miles and valorous racing experience"

"I want to be the best of the local drivers and I am sure I can do it easily. But I wish to fight with some of the overseas drivers. My single advantage is to know the circuit quite well as I never completed a top-class F3 season in my life. I look forward to working together with some guys that I have in the past. Our motivation is high and we have nothing to loose", explains the driver proudly supported by Macau Government,, BNU, CESLAsia, PAL AsiaConsult, TsingTao, Fat Siu Lau Restaurant, Sujika Crafts and PT Asia.

Through the European season Avila was a racing driver, and an ambassador of Macau in motor sport world. Before the most important race of the year Macau SAR official driver wants to express his thankfulness: "Macau Grand Prix one of the most exciting and important events in the motor sport calendar and I am proud to be part of it. I want to show my gratitude to every single Macanese who will be supporting me during the weekend, and send a special 'thank you' to my sponsors who believed in this project since the beginning".

Practice and qualifying sessions for the Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix will be held on November 15 and 16 (Thursday and Friday), with the 10-lap Qualification Race scheduled on Saturday. The Macau Grand Prix grand final is planned for Sunday on the 18th November.


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