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Guia Race
FIA WTCR Guia Race of Macau
Guia Circuit
Circuito da Guia GP.svg
Race information
Number of times held12
First held2005
Last held2020
Last race (2020)
Race 1 Winner
Race 2 Winner

The WTCR Race of Macau,[1] previously Guia Race of Macau and WTCC Guia Race of Macau, is an international touring car race, and currently a round of the World Touring Car Cup. It is held on the temporary 6.2 km Guia Circuit on the streets of Macau, the Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China as part of the Macau Grand Prix weekend. Before 2005 when the World Touring Car Championship began, the Guia race had been run annually as a one-off international touring car race.

History

Since its first running in 1972, the race has been won by international touring car greats such as Tom Walkinshaw, Johnny Cecotto, Roberto Ravaglia, Emanuele Pirro, Joachim Winkelhock and Andy Priaulx.

Historically it is also one of the most popular races of the weekend as it featured cars that are commonly seen on the Hong Kong and Macau roads.

World Touring Car Championship

The Guia Race of Macau has been the final round of the World Touring Car Championship since the series was relaunched in 2005. It often attracts local drivers competing alongside the series regulars, such as André Couto and Ao Chi Hong.

The championship has been decided in Macau every year since 2005.

Previous championship status

Prior to being a World Touring Car Championship round, the Guia Race had previously been an FIA Championship round. In 1994, it was a round of the Asia-Pacific Touring Car Championship. The race also acted as a point scoring round for the Asian Touring Car Championship from 2000 to 2003.

Technical regulation changes

The race has run to different touring car rules as European touring car championships went through their own changes. The race was run to European Group 5 regulations in the early eighties, then adopted FIA Group A rules between 1983 and 1990. It then ran to DTM rules from 1991 to 1993 before changing to Super Touring rules in 1994. From 2000, it started using Super Production regulations until 2004, when it sampled Super 2000 machinery before being upgraded to a round of the FIA WTCC.

Sporting regulation changes

The race has changed in format over the years, from the 30 lapper back in the Group A era to the current, double race format with each race lasting 9 laps. Prior to becoming a round of the WTCC in 2005, the race was staged over two legs, with the winner being declared as the driver with the best time aggregated from both legs.

Sponsors

The race has been sponsored by the Sociedade de Turismo e Diversões de Macau (STDM) since 2004. STDM boss Stanley Ho has presented the trophies to the race winners on the podium since the sponsorship began.

Results

Year Winner Car Runner-up Car Third place Car
Production era
1963 Hong Kong Albert Poon Lotus Cortina
1964 West Germany Eugen Böhringer [de] Mercedes-Benz 300SE
1965 United States Grant Wolfkill Austin Cooper S Hong Kong Walter Sulke Austin Cooper S Hong Kong Anthony Tsui Austin Cooper S
United States George Baker Jaguar Mark 2 Hong Kong Frank Wong Ford Corsair GT Hong Kong Paul Chan Ford Cortina GT
1966 Belgium Mauro Bianchi [fr] Alpine A210
1967 Hong Kong Albert Poon Alfa Romeo GTA Japan Yoshimi Katayama Mazda
1968 Hong Kong Peter Chow
1969 West Germany Erich Waxenberger
Hong Kong Albert Poon
Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 West Germany Klaus Doerr
West Germany Herb Adamczyk
Porsche 911S Singapore Jan Bussell
United Kingdom Ted Moorat
Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3
1970 Singapore Anne Wong Austin Cooper S Hong Kong Lucky Kirtisinghe Austin Cooper S Hong Kong Ahmed Khan Ford Escort Twin-Cam
1971 Austria Dieter Glemser Ford Capri RS Hong Kong Albert Poon Alfa Romeo GTV Australia Peter Brock Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1
Group 4 & Group 1
1972 Hong Kong John MacDonald Austin Cooper S Hong Kong Harold Lee Opel Ascona SR Hong Kong Albert Poon Opel Ascona SR
1973 Hong Kong Peter Chow Toyota Celica GT (TA 22) Hong Kong Harold Lee Opel Ascona 1.9SR Philippines Dante Silverio Toyota Corolla Levin (TE27)
1974 Japan Nobuhide Tachi Toyota Celica (TA 22) West Germany Herbert Adamczyk Porsche Carrera RS Hong Kong Siu Man Tou BMW 2002tii
1975 Japan Nobuhide Tachi Toyota Celica (TA 22) Japan Junichi Isobe Toyota Celica Hong Kong Ahmed Khan Toyota Celica
1976 West Germany Herbert Adamczyk Porsche Carrera RS Japan Nobuhide Tachi Toyota Celica (TA 22) Hong Kong Jim Sweeney Porsche Carrera RS
1977 Hong Kong Peter Chow Toyota Celica Hong Kong Ahmed Khan Toyota Celica Japan Junichi Isobe Toyota Celica
1978 Hong Kong Peter Chow Toyota Celica (TA 22) West Germany Hans Heyer Zakspeed Escort Japan Haruhito Yanagida [ja] Datsun 260Z
Group 5 & Group 1
1979 West Germany Herbert Adamczyk Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0A Japan Masahiro Hasemi Datsun 160J Japan Nobuhide Tachi Toyota Starlet
1980 West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck BMW 320 West Germany Helmut Greiner Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0A Hong Kong Jim Sweeney Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0A
1981 West Germany Manfred Winkelhock BMW 320 West Germany Helmut Greiner Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0A Japan Nobuhide Tachi Toyota Corolla Levin (E70)
1982 West Germany Helmut Greiner Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0A Hong Kong Adrian Fu BMW 320 Hong Kong Peter Chow Datsun Silvia
Group A
1983 West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck BMW 635 CSi Austria Dieter Quester BMW 635 CSi Hong Kong Michael Lieu [zh] Ford Capri
1984 United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Jaguar XJS West Germany Hans Heyer Jaguar XJS West Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck BMW 635 CSi
1985 Italy Gianfranco Brancatelli Volvo 240 Turbo Austria Gerhard Berger BMW 635 CSi Hong Kong Michael Lieu [zh] Mitsubishi Starion
1986 Venezuela Johnny Cecotto Volvo 240 Turbo United Kingdom Tom Walkinshaw Rover 3500 Sweden Thomas Lindström [sv] Volvo 240 Turbo
1987 Italy Roberto Ravaglia BMW M3 Austria Dieter Quester BMW M3 France Fabien Giroix BMW M3
1988 West Germany Altfrid Heger BMW M3 West Germany Markus Oestreich BMW M3 United Kingdom Andy Rouse Ford Sierra RS 500
1989 United Kingdom Tim Harvey Ford Sierra RS 500 United Kingdom Andy Rouse Ford Sierra RS 500 Japan Hisashi Yokoshima Ford Sierra RS 500
1990 Japan Masahiro Hasemi Nissan Skyline GT-R Italy Emanuele Pirro BMW M3 Germany Joachim Winkelhock BMW M3
DTM & Group A
1991 Italy Emanuele Pirro BMW M3 Evolution Denmark Kurt Thiim Mercedes-Benz 190E Evo.II Germany Klaus Ludwig Mercedes-Benz 190E Evo.II
1992 Italy Emanuele Pirro BMW M3 Evolution Germany Joachim Winkelhock BMW M3 Evolution Italy Roberto Ravaglia BMW M3 Evolution
1993 Hong Kong Charles Kwan BMW M3 Evolution Germany Joachim Winkelhock BMW 320i Italy Emanuele Pirro BMW 320i
Super Touring
1994 Germany Joachim Winkelhock BMW 318i United Kingdom Steve Soper BMW 318i Denmark Tom Kristensen Toyota Corona
1995 United Kingdom Kelvin Burt Toyota Corona EXIV United Kingdom Steve Soper BMW 318i United Kingdom Julian Bailey Toyota Corona EXIV
1996 Germany Frank Biela Audi A4 Quattro Australia Brad Jones Audi A4 Quattro Germany Michael Krumm Toyota Corona EXIV
1997 United Kingdom Steve Soper BMW 320i Germany Michael Krumm Toyota Corona EXIV Hong Kong Charles Kwan BMW 320i
1998 Germany Joachim Winkelhock BMW 320i Italy Max Angelelli Toyota Corona EXIV Australia Brad Jones Audi A4 Quattro
1999 Germany Michael Bartels Audi A4 Quattro Australia Paul Morris BMW 320i Germany Oliver Mayer Audi A4 Quattro
Super Production
2000 Netherlands Patrick Huisman BMW 320i Hong Kong Henry Lee Junior Peugeot 306 United Kingdom Simon Harrison Ford Focus
2001 Netherlands Duncan Huisman BMW 320i Japan Manabu Orido Toyota Altezza Thailand Nattavude Charoensukawattana Peugeot 306
2002 Netherlands Duncan Huisman BMW 320i Italy Nicola Larini Alfa Romeo 147 Germany Franz Engstler BMW 320i
2003 Netherlands Duncan Huisman BMW 320i Germany Franz Engstler BMW 320i Germany Marc Hennerici BMW 320i
Super 2000
2004 Germany Jörg Müller BMW 320i United Kingdom Andy Priaulx BMW 320i Sweden Rickard Rydell SEAT Toledo Cupra
^A The car was in fact, a Porsche 911 Carrera RSR 3.0 with 935 bodykit.[2][3]

World Touring Car Championship years

TCR International Series years

World Touring Car Cup years

TCR China Touring Car Championship years

Notes
  1. ^ The first race counted as Race 1 for the TCR China Touring Car Championship, but as the Qualification Race for the Macau Guia Race.
  2. ^ The second race counted as Race 2 for the TCR China Touring Car Championship, but as the Main Race for the Macau Guia Race.

Most wins

After the "official" inaugural race in 1972

By driver

Wins Driver Years
10 United Kingdom Robert Huff 2008-Race 2, 2009-Race 1, 2010-Race 1, 2011-Race 1, 2011-Race 2, 2013-Race 2, 2014-Race 2, 2015-Race 1, 2017-Main Race, 2020-Race 1
4 Netherlands Duncan Huisman 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005-Race 2
France Yvan Muller 2012-Race 1, 2013-Race 1, 2019-Race 1, 2019-Race 2
3 HKG Peter Chow 1973, 1977, 1978
Switzerland Alain Menu 2007-Race 1, 2008-Race 1, 2012-Race 2
United Kingdom Andy Priaulx 2006-Race 1, 2007-Race 2, 2019-Race 3
2 Japan Nobuhide Tachi 1974, 1975
Germany Herbert Adamczyk 1976, 1979
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck 1980, 1983
Italy Emanuele Pirro 1991, 1992
Germany Joachim Winkelhock 1994, 1998
Germany Jörg Müller 2004, 2006-Race 2
Brazil Augusto Farfus 2005-Race 1, 2009-Race 2
Switzerland Stefano Comini 2015-Race 2, 2016-Race 1

By nationality of drivers

Win(s) Nation Years
17 United Kingdom United Kingdom 1984, 1989, 1995, 1997, 2006-Race 1, 2007-Race 2, 2008-Race 2, 2009-Race 1, 2010-Race 1, 2011-Race 1, 2011-Race 2, 2013-Race 2, 2014-Race 2, 2015-Race 1, 2017-Main Race, 2019-Race 3, 2020-Race 1
11 Germany Germany 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2006-Race 2
7 HKG Hong Kong 1972, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1993
5 Netherlands Netherlands 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005-Race 2
Switzerland Switzerland 2007-Race 1, 2008-Race 1, 2012-Race 2, 2015-Race 2, 2016-Race 1
4 Italy Italy 1985, 1987, 1991, 1992
France France 2012-Race 1, 2013-Race 1, 2019-Race 1, 2019-Race 2
3 Japan Japan 1974, 1975, 1990
2 Brazil Brazil 2005-Race 1, 2009-Race 2
1 Venezuela Venezuela 1986
Hungary Hungary 2010-Race 2
Argentina Argentina 2014-Race 1
Portugal Portugal 2016-Race 2
Morocco Morocco 2017-Opening Race
China China 2020-Race 2

By manufacturer

Win(s) Manufacturer Years
21 Germany BMW 1980, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005-Race 2, 2006-Race 1, 2006-Race 2, 2007-Race 2, 2009-Race 2
10 United States Chevrolet 2007-Race 1, 2008-Race 1, 2008-Race 2, 2009-Race 1, 2010-Race 1, 2011-Race 1, 2011-Race 2, 2012-Race 1, 2012-Race 2, 2013-Race 1
6 Japan Toyota 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1995
4 Germany Audi 1996, 1999, 2018-Race 1, 2018-Race 2
China Lynk & Co 2019-Race 1, 2019-Race 2, 2019-Race 3, 2020-Race 2
3 Germany Porsche 1976, 1979, 1982
Spain SEAT 2010-Race 2, 2013-Race 2, 2015-Race 2
France Citroën 2014-Race 1, 2017-Opening Race, 2017-Main Race
Japan Honda 2015-Race 1, 2016-Race 2, 2018-Race 3
2 Sweden Volvo 1985, 1986
1 United Kingdom Austin 1972
United Kingdom Jaguar 1984
United States Ford 1989
Japan Nissan 1990
Italy Alfa Romeo 2005-Race 1
Russia Lada 2014-Race 2
Germany Volkswagen 2016-Race 1
United Kingdom MG 2020-Race 1

See also

References

  1. ^ "WTCR Race of Macau 2019". FIA WTCR | World Touring Car Cup. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Porsche RSR".
  3. ^ "Foto Finish | Issue 186 | Excellence | the Magazine About Porsche".

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