Asia Racing Team and BlackJack Racing will join forces to enter Chinese driver Li Si Cheng in the 68th Macau Grand Prix – Formula 4 race on November 19-21.
Li Si Cheng, who has previous single-seater racing experience in the United States, finished third in the Chinese F4 Championship last year with six podium finishes, including a third-place result in the Macau Grand Prix – Formula 4 race. He finished fourth in the opening round of the 2021 Chinese F4 Championship last month at Zhuhai.
Founded in 2003, Asia Racing Team has been competing in the Chinese F4 Championship since 2015. This season, the Zhuhai International Circuit-based team has provided technical support to various teams in the Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, China Endurance Championship, Pacific GT Championship, and joint-forces with BlackJack Racing in the first round of the 2021 Chinese F4 Championship at Zhuhai, with Liu Tiezheng finishing sixth in race two.
Founded this year by racing driver and entrepreneur Pang Changyuan, BlackJack Racing is quickly becoming a powerhouse in Chinese motorsports. The Ningbo-based squad competed in the China Endurance Championship for a full season in the GT4 category in 2021, as well as other touring car races and Chinese F4 Championship. The 68th running of the Macau Grand Prix will be the first appearance for the team at the legendary Circuito da Guia.
Speaking about the upcoming iconic event, Li Si Cheng said: “I am glad to join BlackJack Racing to compete in the Macau Grand Prix. Last year I finished third place in the race. We’re hoping to make progress together this year.”
BlackJack Racing’s Team Principal Pang Changyuan added: “We’re all really excited to collaborate with Li Si Cheng once more. He demonstrated his performance and passion throughout the 2020 F4 campaign, and I look forward to supporting him fully in Macau and beyond.”
Commenting on BlackJack Racing Team entry (Chinese F4 Championship), Asia Racing Team Team Manager Rodolfo Avila, said “Every year, our collaboration with BlackJack becomes stronger, and we’re thrilled to team up with them again for this event. We didn’t get the time to prepare as well as we would have liked, but we know we have a fantastic car and a fantastic driver, so let’s hope Lady Luck is on our side.”
The drivers will take to the 6.1-kilometre track for the first time on Friday, 19 November. After one free practice session and a single 25-minute qualifying session, there will be a 8-lap qualifying race on Saturday, before the winner of the 2021 Macau Grand Prix – Formula 4 race is crowned in the main race (12 laps) on Sunday, 21 November.