Matt Solomon "Road to Macau"

Nov 13, 2015 // Features, Media Coverage, News, Photos

Solomon takes on the World’s best at Macau

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62nd Macau Grand Prix, Guia Circuit, Macau

19-22 November, 2015

Since he was just six years old, Hong Kong’s Matt Solomon has made the annual pilgrimage across the Pearl River Delta for the Macau Grand Prix, laying the foundations for his own assault on the prestigious event which will come for the first time in just over one weeks time.

It won’t be the first time the popular 19-year old has competed on the testing 6.12-kilometre 22-turn Guia Circuit, that came two years ago in his maiden season of Formula Masters China Series, the open-wheel category which honed his skills and led him across the globe to Europe where he joined the world’s best young drivers for the 2015 FIA Formula 3 European Championship.

Against experienced competition from all corners of the globe, Solomon showed steely determination in his maiden season which provided plenty of challenges and few chances to celebrate, although despite his rookie status, he proved his talents on some of the fastest and most iconic circuits in Europe to stamp his name as one to watch heading to Macau.

Rejoining the famed Double R Racing Formula 3 team with which he has contested the European season, Solomon admits that Macau will finally realise a dream he first held on his maiden visit to the circuit in 2003.

“Its a dream come true for me,” the Hong Kong athlete admitted. “To finally race it myself is surreal as the Macau Grand Prix has always been one of my highest targets as a racing driver. To be able to tick that box in just over a week… I don't think it’ll sink in until I go out on track for the first time.”

The iconic four-day event is held around the unforgiving streets of the former Portugese territory, and is one of few events outside of Formula One to carry the coveted Grand Prix title. Names like Ayrton Senna, Sebastien Vettel, Daniel Ricciardo, Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher and Solomon’s own hero Mika Hakkinen have competed in the demanding annual event, although not all have tasted success.

For Solomon, Macau though means more than just realising a dream, it is also a chance to compete in front of his family and friends, his legion of fans, and importantly his passionate supporters.

“My Partners play such an integral part in my journey and I’m so grateful to have such incredible support for Macau,” Solomon said.

For the Macau Grand Prix, those partners include a collection of prestigious -International and local brands; ‘Mercedes-Benz’, ‘Mercedes me’ ‘Zung Fu’, ‘Klosit’, ‘Lifestyle Logistics’ ‘Superga’, ‘Sideways’, ‘Maximal Concepts’, ‘Pangaea Creative’, ‘Rush Sports & Entertainment’, ‘Dienastie’ and ‘Bell Racing’, all of whom will be present to play a part in Solomon’s 2015 Macau Grand Prix debut.

Ahead of the event though, Matt Solomon Racing would like the pleasure of your company as he presents his thoughts about his Macau GP debut and his 2015 FIA Formula 3 European season at the “Mercedes me” store in Hong Kong this Friday.

Then it is on to the ‘main event’ with Solomon on track for opening practice on Thursday, 19 November, ahead of qualifying on Friday, a 10-lap ‘qualifying’ race on Saturday, and the main event – the 62nd Annual Macau Grand Prix at 3:30pm on Sunday, 22 November.

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2015 Macau Grand Prix
62nd Macau Grand Prix, Guia Circuit, Macau (19-22 November, 2015)
Suncity Group Formula 3 Macau Grand Prix - FIA F3 Intercontinental Cup

Schedule: [CST - GMT +8]
Thursday, 19 November
9:35am - Practice #1 (40-minutes)

Friday, 20 November
9:35am - Practice #2 (40-minutes)
3:55pm - Qualifying (40-minutes)

Saturday, 21 November
1:45pm - Qualifying Race (10-laps)

Sunday, 22 November
3:30pm - Race (15-laps)

Keep up to date with further announcements from Matt across the event by visiting; www.facebook.com/MattSolomon.Racing

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Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes me, Zung Fu, Superga, Klosit, Lifestyle Logistics, Sideways Driving Club, Maximal Concepts, Pangaea Creative, Rush Sports & Entertainment, Bell Racing and Dienastie proudly support Matthew Solomon.

For more information, please contact Peter Solomon; [email protected]

www.mattsolomon.com

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