PAC: ART Motorsports will compete at Macau

Asia Racing Team returns to Macau GP After two years of absence, Asia Racing Team (ART) Motorsports is pleased to announce that will return to Macau Grand Prix in November. The most prestigious Macanese racing team will ...

Asia Racing Team returns to Macau GP

After two years of absence, Asia Racing Team (ART) Motorsports is pleased to announce that will return to Macau Grand Prix in November. The most prestigious Macanese racing team will join Formula BMW Pacific series for the most challenging race of the year.

Asia Racing Team (ART) Motorsports with its extensive championship successes in Asia and training of many Asian drivers, won the last Formula Renault 2.0 Race held at Macau Guia Circuit (2005). ART "Hall of Fame" includes Williams F1 Driver Kazuki Nakajima. Currently racing in the brand new Formula Asia 2.0 series, the move to Formula BMW Pacific will further strengthen the presence of the team in Asia.

The teams main operational headquarters are located within the Zhuhai International Circuit complex, in Southern China, where it houses its fleet of fifteen (15) Formula Renault 2.0 cars and Asia's one- and-only 2-seater Formula Renault. Founded in November 2003 ART's business operation comprises a competitive Asian series racing team, the organization of a racing school, corporate track days and promotional events.

Formula BMW Pacific final round of the 2008 season will be run as part of the prestigious Macau Grand Prix from November 13 to 16, giving the region's finest junior single seater racers a unique opportunity to tackle the legendary Guia street circuit. The 6.2km Circuito da Guia has earned its reputation as the ultimate test of man and machinery: twisty roads and famous corners like Lisboa Bend or Melco hairpin. For young and ambitious drivers this is a challenge that they cannot afford to loose.

Speaking about the team's plans for the Formula BMW debut, ART Motorsports Team Manager Philippe Descombes said "Guia Circuit is a special circuit to the team, it's one of the best circuits in the World and of course, it's our home race. We've enjoyed much success there in the past and hope to continue those glory days. It is very nice to return to the track where we took a 1-2 finish in 2005. Furthermore Macau GP and BMW will provide a great Media Exposure and TV coverage to the race which is something extremely valuable for the drivers. We have to thanks Mr Dirk Rommeswinkel and Pacific Rim Racing Limited for their total support and cooperation".

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Series Formula BMW
Drivers Kazuki Nakajima
Teams Williams