Macanese motorsport rising star Rodolfo Avila will join Performance Racing Europe team to contest the F3 Macau Grand Prix 2006, 16-19 November

The agreement just comes true after Macau SAR driver guaranteed the support of China Telecom (Macau). The first China mainland-based telecommunication operator to grant a mobile communication license outside of the Mainland China will be joined by worldwide leader fire and security services provider Chubb as Rodolfo Avila’s Macau GP Official Partner. Rodolfo Avila season 2006 project key backers – Macau Government, Rio Casino, Hotel Fortuna,, BNU, Gain Well Group, Tong-Lei, CESL-Asia, PAL – Asia Consult, RP Macau, Tsingtao Beer, Fat Siu Lau Restaurant, PT Asia and Sujika Crafts – will also be well represented at the most known East Asian Motorsport meeting.

The 6.2km circuit is like no other track in the world, varying in width from 14 metres along the main straight, to just seven metres as it twists through the back streets of the former Portuguese colony. This is the most important race of the year for Macanese motorsport biggest hope.

“Macau means a lot to me. It’s one of the most famous F3 races in the world, and this is my home race. My target is similar to my previous races; my sights will be on getting a respectable finishing position and the best result among Macanese racers – but, of course, anything better than that would be magnificent. After one season in British F3 I feel much more confident but at Guia Circuit we never know”, says Avila.

After analysing all the received proposals, the 19-year old finished fourth of British F3 National Class in his first European campaign this year decided to remain with Performance Racing Europe. “My team had never been here before but they are working hard to overtake the difficulty. My engineer is a Macau GP previous winner so I guess we can do a good job during the weekend to honour Macau colours!”.

Performance Racing Team Manager, Bobby Issazadhe shares the same spirit: “Performance Racing are very excited for the opportunity to race in the 53rd Macau Grand Prix with our regular driver Rodolfo Avila. The Macau Grand Prix is by far the most challenging and prestigious race on the Formula 3 calendar and for Rodolfo it is the only opportunity to showcase his talent in front of his sponsors and fans. From the start of the season we always knew how important this race was for Rodolfo and much of the work we have done this year has been in preparation for Macau. Rodolfo has developed tremendously as a driver and I am sure he will perform very well and make Macau proud of him”.

Next Monday Rodolfo Avila will be driving at Croft (England) the more powerful Performance Racing Dallara F306-Mügen Honda. The young Macanese will accomplish four days testing before Macau GP challenge.