Macanese motorsport rising star Rodolfo Ávila completed last week in England his preparation for the FIA Intercontinental Formula 3 Cup – Grand Prix of Macau, to be held from 16 to 19 November at the demanding Circuito da Guia.

At Croft, Pembrey (Wales) and Rockingham, the driver sporting the colours of Macau SAR drove the maximum possible mileage with the white Dallara F306 – Mügen Honda of the Anglo-Sweden Performance Racing Europe team.

“I can’t say it was a fully productive testing program. I can’t also say it was so negative but definitely the steady rain didn’t help us. Anyway it was quite good to be at the wheel of the F306 again. I really enjoy driving the car. It is quite different to drive if we compare to my season 2006 car (the Dallara F304)”, explains the 19 years old driver.

For Macau Grand Prix 2006 edition, the hometown driver guaranteed the support of China Unicom (Macau) and Chubb. These two major sponsors joined to 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 as Rodolfo Avila’s Official Partners for the East Asia most famous motorsport event.

“Basically these four days were good for me to meet my new engineer and the new team crew who is going to work at Macau GP. I wanted to readapt my driving style to the car too and I reach the goal. We worked hard on the Grand Prix setup and I feel we are more confident now that we found the right path for the race weekend”, Rodolfo Avila says.

The Formula 3 event of the 53rd edition of the Macau Grand Prix will be made-up of two races, as usually: the first one on Saturday (November 18th) and the second one on Sunday (November 19th), the final standings being decided by the latest.