Macao makes Monaco feel boring, says F3 driver Dan Ticktum

Updated on : Jan 12,2019   3:28 pm

Buriram (Thailand), Jan 12 (IANS) British racing driver Dan Ticktum has said that the Guia Street Circuit in Macao is a favorite track of his and many other top racing drivers.

The Guia Circuit plays host to the annual Macao Grand Prix, one of motor racing's most prestigious events outside the Formula 1 calendar, and its unique combination of long straights, tight corners and elevation change means the 6.2 km track is widely regarded as one of the world's most challenging circuits.

"I've got quite a biased view on Macao," acknowledged Ticktum, who has won the previous two editions of the Macao Grand Prix, reports Xinhua news agency.

"From the first year I drove there, it was immediately my favorite track. It's just unlike anywhere else. It makes Monaco feel boring! I think all the F1 drivers who have done it will say that Macao's their favorite."

Previous winners of the Macao Grand Prix include Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher, and Ticktum's praise of Macao echoes that of reigning Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton, who told Xinhua at last year's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that the Guia Circuit was also one of his favorite tracks.

--IANS

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