VIDEO – Accidents, red flags… Macao is already suffering its first victims

In this first race weekend of the Macau Grand Prix, accidents have, unsurprisingly, already been there.

Published on 11/11/2023 à 13:14

Gonzalo Forbes

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VIDEO – Accidents, red flags… Macao is already suffering its first victims

The Aston Martin ended up in a bad state this Saturday. ©Macau Grand Prix

It was to be expected, the Macau Grand Prix has already claimed its first victims of the year. This 70e edition started this Saturday as part of the weekend of regional competitions such as F4 SEA (South East Asia), the TCR Asia Challenge or even the GT championships with the Greater Bay Area GT Cup.

In the GT3 category of the Greater Bay Area GT Cup in Macau, qualifying was marked by a collision in the final moments. Having made a mistake in the “fishermen” corner, the penultimate of the Guia circuit, Anderson Tanoto (Aston Martin Vantage GT3 No. 17 – EBM) found himself stuck in the middle of the track. If most of the drivers, warned by the yellow flags waved by the marshals, managed to avoid it, this was not the case for Chris On Chia (Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo II No. 33 – Phantom Pro Racing). Probably distracted, given his speed entering the corner, the Chinese hit his counterpart.

In TCR Asia, we also had a red flag. This time, it is difficult to blame the drivers for anything because everything happened very quickly, and especially under green flag conditions. Ching Pang Lim (Honda Civic FL5 N°69 – Norris Racing) lost control in the last corner and hit the wall of tires on the left suddenly returning to the track. Not far behind, Kai Tian (No. 3 Audi RS15 LMS – QMA Motorsports) was unable to avoid him and hit him sideways.

Finally in F4 SEA, the Habs Raphaël Narac (R-ace GP) was also trapped by the Guia circuit where the slightest mistake is very costly.

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Gonzalo Forbes

In charge of promotion formulas (F2, F3, FRECA, F4...). Carried by the grace of Franco Colapinto.

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