Porsche Carrera Cup Asia Macau gallery

The barriers are never far away at Macau. Here is Earl Bamber on his way to qualifying second.
The barriers are never far away at Macau. Here is Earl Bamber on his way to qualifying second.

Macau is famous for its casinos, just like Monaco. It is also situated on a southern coast. However, that is where the similarities end. While the home of the star-studded Grand Prix enjoys the very best in Mediterranean weather, Macau sits opposite Hong Kong.

Of more interest than the gambling and geography though, is the Macau Guia street circuit. Made up of 6.2 kilometres of unrelenting tarmac, this is arguably one of the toughest tracks in the world.

A mixture of high-speed, open sweeps (such as Mandarin Bend) and tighter, narrower sections (such as that leading up Moorish Hill), the track is a true challenge of car and driver, and often catches out the unwary.

Nine-times WRC champion, Sebastian Loeb came out to join the 997 GT3 Cup competitors.
Nine-times WRC champion, Sebastian Loeb came out to join the 997 GT3 Cup competitors.

As part of a fortnight of motorsport, culminating in the famous Formula 3 Grand Prix of Macau, the circuit hosted a Porsche Carrera Cup Asia invitational race on 9-10 November.

Won by Supercup-bound Earl Bamber, the event also saw S├ębastian Loeb, the nine-times World Rally Champion, return to the cockpit of a Porsche 911 for the first time since the Monaco Grand Prix-supporting Supercup race.

The Frenchman finished second, just four seconds adrift of Bamber, while Martin Ragginger finished third. Below, Total 911 brings you a selection of the best images.

The Melco Hairpin is one of the tightest (and slowest) corners in world motorsport. Here, [NAME] rounds it.
The Melco Hairpin is one of the tightest (and slowest) corners in world motorsport.
Despite the scale of the architecture in the Macau province, the action on the Guia circuit is always intense.
Despite the scale of the architecture in the Macau province, the action on the Guia circuit is always intense.
There aren't many places in the world that can produce a shot like this. Here is Wayne Shen on his way to 13th place.
There aren’t many places in the world that can produce a shot like this. Here is Wayne Shen on his way to 13th place.
After winning the championship finale, Ragginger took third place in the Macau invitational.
After winning the championship finale, Ragginger took third place in the Macau invitational.
Bamber had to fend of the attentions of the 'rallymeister' in the early stages.
Bamber had to fend of the attentions of the ‘rallymeister’ in the early stages.
Single-seater convert, Rodolfo Avila surfed his way to fifth place around the 6.2 kilometres of unrelenting tarmac.
Single-seater convert, Rodolfo Avila surfed his way to fifth place around the 6.2 kilometres of unrelenting tarmac.
Loeb put in an impressive showing in the wet conditions.
Loeb put in an impressive showing in the wet conditions.
Bamber's stunning end-of-season form continued. He is flanked on the podium by Loeb (left) and Ragginger (right).
Bamber’s stunning end-of-season form continued. He is flanked on the podium by Loeb (left) and Ragginger (right).

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