Asia Racing Team is delighted to welcome Macau driver Marcus Cheong Man Hei to the team’s campaign in the Macau Formula 4 Race of the 70th Macau Grand Prix on November 11 and 12.
The Macau Formula 4 Race will feature young drivers aged 15 and above, competing in identical 1400cc, 160hp Tatuus F4 GEN2 single-seater cars. Marcus Cheong is joining Kevin Xiao, Enzo Yeh, and Tiago Rodrigues at Asia Racing Team.
Speaking about the team’s newest signing, Team Manager Rodolfo Avila added, “We are really happy to welcome Marcus to the team for the Macau Grand Prix. We have been working with him in the F4 Chinese Championship this season, and he is a promising young driver. With only a few races in car racing to his name, there is still plenty to learn, but Marcus is extremely motivated, and we look forward to working with him again in Macau.”
As for all Macau drivers, the debut at the Guia Circuit has special meaning for Marcus Cheong. Commenting on his first appearance at his home circuit, Marcus Cheong said, “Since I was a child, it has always been a dream of mine to race formula cars in the Macau Grand Prix. Fortunately, this year I have the opportunity to race in Macau with Asia Racing Team and BlackJack Racing.”
To prepare for the most challenging race of the season, Marcus Cheong had his first contact with the new F4 car at the Zhuzhou International Circuit this week.
“I must admit that preparing to race with the Tatuus T421 hasn’t been easy, as we were initially expecting to race with the Mygale M14. I am extremely grateful to my team, especially Rodolfo and Jack, for arranging some last-minute practice days for me. We were able to complete several sessions in Ningbo and Zhuzhou, which helped me get a better understanding of the car. Compared to the Mygale M14, the Tatuus F4 T421 is not difficult to drive, and I have gained more confidence and developed a better understanding of how the car behaves on the track after those sessions. However, since the car is still new to me, I am certain that I haven’t reached its limits yet. But that’s just how life works – we are never fully prepared for everything,” Marcus Cheung added.
The Macau Grand Prix weekend kicks off with a Free Practice session on Friday morning and the 30-minute Qualifying session on Saturday.
Sunday starts with the 8-lap Qualifying Race at 8 am (GMT+8), with the 12-lap Macau Formula 4 Race taking place later in the day at 3:40 pm.