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Vita VLT continues successful partnership with Craft-Bamboo Racing for the 65th Macau Grand Prix

5 November 2018
For Immediate Distribution

Vita VLT have renewed their long-term partnership with Craft-Bamboo Racing, confirming title sponsorship of the #55 Porsche 911 GT3 R for the FIA GT World Cup - 65th Macau Grand Prix, 15th to 18th November 2018.

The #55 VLT Porsche 911 GT3 R will be driven by Darryl O’Young, a Macau Grand Prix and Porsche veteran, having won on several occasions in the past. O’Young will be looking to represent Hong Kong for the 15th consecutive year at the Guia street circuit with a strong performance on his return and improve on his best World Cup finish of 5th overall in 2015. His performances this year in the Porsche have proved that the experienced GT driver is hungry for victory, often fighting at the front of the field.

To commemorate their 5th year of sponsorship with Craft-Bamboo Racing, Vita VLT are hosting a three day launch and celebration event at Olympian City in for local fans to meet and give their support to O’Young, who was the first racing driver in Hong Kong to receive the Hong Kong Sports Stars Award. As an advocate for the Vita VLT “Race to Win” spirit, which pushes individuals to dream big and finding means to achieve those dreams, O’Young hopes to take the fight to Macau on an international stage and take the World Title.

In addition to the VLT are bringing the Grand Prix Experience to the fans. The popular Hong Kong drink manufacturer will be featuring a VLT-liveried Porsche 911 race car at the “Passion for Track” public event as well as commissioning limited-edition model cars that are identical to O’Young’s FIA GT World Cup Title Contender, in addition to a variety of branded merchandise.

With the support of VLT, Craft-Bamboo Racing’s technical expertise and O’Young’s vast experience with the Porsche 911 GT3 R, there is no stone left unturned in the preparations for the biggest weekend of motorsport in the Asia Pacific region. O’Young will be pushing hard to bring glory not only to VLT but to the home fans on the 17th & 18th of November.

SJM Macau GT Cup – FIA GT World Cup Timetable

Thursday [15 November 2018]
Free Practice 1 1225 [30min]

Friday [16 November 2018]
Free Practice 2 1230 [30min]
Qualifying 1610 [30min]

Saturday [17 November 2018]
Qualifying Race 1305 [12 Laps]

Sunday [18 November 2018]
Main Race 1225 [18 Laps]

Quotes
Russell O’Hagen – Operations Director of Craft-Bamboo Racing

"It's great to have VLT on board with us again for the Macau Grand Prix. To have the support from one of the largest drink companies in Hong Kong for the race in Macau is fantastic for both Craft-Bamboo Racing and Vita VLT. The engineers and mechanics have been busy preparing the cars for the unique street circuit, and the entire team feels energized to get the weekend underway. The fan reception every year is always on a different level because of the home fans, and we hope to give them a great show for the annual event."

Darryl O’Young – Driver #55 Craft-Bamboo Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R

“Really excited to return to the FIA Macau GT World Cup this year with the VLT Porsche 911 GT3 R. This race is my home race and its my 15th consecutive year competing in the event. The Vita VLT race car livery has become an iconic part of the event, and competing in the event with an HK sponsor, and HK team makes this truly a Hong Kong effort in the World Cup. My aim is to bring Hong Kong its first World Championship victory as a driver, and aim to raise my Macau victory tally to 4 wins.”