Rodolfo AvilaMacau motorsport rising star Rodolfo Avila had an unlucky weekend at his hometown event the Macau Grand Prix. On Sunday, in the main race of FIA F3 Intercontinental Cup at Circuito da Guia, the #23 Performance Racing Dallara F306-Mügen Honda hit the barriers in the open lap. Rodolfo Avila was quite disappointed but he is now focusing on 2007 season.

During the four days of competition, Rodolfo Avila was always the fastest of the five Macanese drivers. On the 15-laps main race, he pushed hard since the “green lights” and the risk resulted in him smashing into the barriers at Fishermen’s Bend.

“I went too fast and can’t avoid the accident. I have to apologise to all my team, Macau SAR citizens and my faithful sponsors for the error I did. It wasn’t the result I wanted to give them”, held Avila.

According to several press the safety car was deployed because of wreckage on the track from a coming together between Rodolfo Avila and Paul di Resta. That is false! Both cars hadn’t a single touch during the race meeting. “I didn’t collide with Paul Di Resta. He is fast but he was far behind me in the first lap. I crashed alone and I confessed my mistake. He is looking for the wrong man”, says Avila who was surprised by his opponent comments. In the fact Paul Di Resta collided with Jonathan Kennard not with Rodolfo Avila.

The Macau SAR international motorsport ambassador is looking forward next season. “I don’t know where and what I am going to do next year. I hope to stay in F3 and in Europe. That’s the place where I can develop my career. I have to give huge thanks to this people: Macau Government, Hotel Fortuna, Rio Casino,, BNU, Gain Well Group, Tong-Lei, CESL-Asia, PAL – Asia Consult, RP Macau, Tsingtao Beer, Fat Siu Lau Restaurant, PT Asia, Sujika Crafts, China Unicom (Macau), Chubb and 2nd Asian Indoor Games 2007. They did an enormous effort to support me this year”.

In high-level motorsport the work never stops. Rodolfo Avila hopes to start 2007 preparation very soon.