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FIM-UAM Asian Motocross Championships, Macau and the Asian Karting Open Championships, Macau mark the opening of the Motorsport Festival - Grand Prix


Organized jointly by the Macau Sports Development Board (MSDB), the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO)and the China-Macau Autosports Club (ACMC), the FIM-UAM Asian Motocross Championships, Macau and the Asian Karting Open Championships, Macau to be held in October and November will mark the opening of the Motorsport Festival - Grand Prix Carnival.

Macau hosted a round of the FIM-UAM Asian Motocross Championships for the first time in 2003, and it was acclaimed as a successful event by both spectators and competitors alike. This year, Macau will again organize a round of this important series, which also visits Indonesia, the Philippines, Guam and the United Arab Emirates.

To be held on October 30 and 31, the FIM-UAM Asian Motocross Championships, Macau will be televised globally on Star TV and ESPN to a projected audience of 400 million households, putting Macau in the international spotlight.

The FIM-UAM Asian Motocross Championships is organized by the world motorcycle sport governing body, the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) and the Asian Motorcycling Union (UAM), with the Macau round organized by the MSDB, MGTO and the ACMC. Established in 1998, the UAM is the governing body for all motorcycle events held in Asia and is comprised of 18 member countries including Macau.

Macau will host the penultimate round of the 2004 Asian Karting Open Championships (AKOC) on November 13 and 14, as one of the highlights of the Motorsport Festival - Grand Prix Carnival. It was through the efforts of the MGTO, MSDB and the ACMC that Macau has secured the right to host the fourth round of the region's leading karting series.

In addition to Macau, the Championships includes stops in Malaysia, the Philippines, India and Indonesia, and is recongnised as the most challenging karting series in the region.

AKOC has attracted some most talented youngsters from the region, and the Macau round has encouraged strong entry from China, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau for the series.

The event will be held at the Kartodromo in Coloane, Macau. The international B grade karting facility has a 1.25km circuit, with a grandstand which can seat up to 2,500 spectators, control tower, briefing room, restaurant, VIP rooms - and even has a children's go-kart circuit.

First launched in 2002, the AKOC aims to promote the karting sport in Asia and to improve the drivers' skill.

The FIM-UAM Asian Motocross Championships, Macau and the Asian Karting Open Championships, Macau will be live broadcast on Teledifusão De Macau (TDM).

Tickets for the Asian Karting Open Championships, Macau and the FIM-UAM Asian Motocross Championships, Macau are available now from Kong Seng ticketing outlets:

24-hour Booking Hotlines
Macau +(853) 555 555
Hong Kong +(852) 7171 7171/2380 5083
China +(86) 1392 691 1111
Website www.macauticket.com

Asian Karting Open Championships, Macau
Friday, November 12 (Practice Day) Free
Saturday, November 13 (Race Day) Grandstand only* MOP20
Sunday, November 14 (Race Day) Grandstand only* MOP100

*Seated spectators only, no standing permitted

FIM-UAM Asian Motocross Championships, Macau
Friday, October 29 (Practice Day) Free
Saturday, October 30/Sunday October 31 (Race Days)
Two day Grandstand ticket MOP100
Entrance at gate (per entry) MOP10