Macau Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Chui Sai On gives starting signal
to Formula A ra
Michael Christensen winning
the Formula A race
Mini ROK karters at the starting grid
Danish Michael Christensen won today the Formula A race of the Macau International Kart Grand Prix, the main category of the event, that took place in a sunny day at the Kartódromo de Coloane.
"It was not easy to pass so many strong rivals and end up dominating the race. The victory had a very good taste and it's a highlight on my career", pointed out the 16-year old, in Macau for the second time.
Macau Kart International Grand Prix gathered close to 30 Formula A karters, from 13 countries and regions, coming from Europe and Asia's more competitive kart championships joined the Macau Formula A race.
The Formula A race second position was conquered by the British James Calado and Japanese Kazuya Ishii was third. While favorite Marco Ardigo, European Formula A champion in 2005 and 2006 and last year Macau winner, was only fifth, but got the best lap award.
Macau Kart International Grand Prix program included other nine races, part of the forth and last round of the Asian Karting Open Championship 2006 following Kuala Lumpur, Manila and Jakarta rounds.
Considered one of the best kart circuits in the world, the Kartódromo de Coloane hosted this weekend the third and biggest edition ever of the Macau International Kart Grand Prix, with a record participation of more than 200 karters from twenty plus countries and regions. The event also attracted around one hundred reporters, coming from eight countries and regions.
Macau International Kart Grand Prix is a co-organization of the Macau Sports Development Board, the Macau Government Tourist Office and the China-Macau Autosports Club.
The list of the results is available at (after 17/12/2006): http://www.sport.gov.mo