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MGM Announces Title Sponsorship for MGM Greater Bay Area GT Cup at the 68th Macau Grand Prix

MGM Announces Title Sponsorship for MGM Greater Bay Area GT Cup at the 68th Macau Grand Prix

Nov 9, 2021

Dedicated to the participation of the development of “Tourism+” concept in Macau, MGM strives to introduce brand new cultural tourism experiences to the local market. The Company also lends its full support to large local sports events in promoting “Tourism + Sports” to facilitate diversification.  Since 2008, MGM has been sponsoring world-renowned motorcycle, GT and Formula 3 teams to race in the Macau Grand Prix, the largest and most renowned annual sport event in town. Going into the 68th edition of the race, this year MGM’s involvement takes a great step further by becoming the title sponsor of the MGM Greater Bay Area GT Cup. The race is set to promote the development of the sports industry within GBA by creating a platform for racers from GBA to compete and exchange with each other, hence elevating the competitiveness of motorsports in the area.

 

Sponsoring the Champion Team to Endure its Legend on the Guia Circuit

Aimed to fuel the MGM Greater Bay Area GT Cup with more sparks, MGM is once again sponsoring China’s motorsports champion team Phantom Pro Racing to race on the Guia Circuit.  As a Lamborghini officially supported team, an official partner of AMG China and an official partnering team of Audi, Phantom Pro Racing has won over 50 championships since its establishment in 2018, including the Annual Team Champion and Individual Champion in 2019 China GT, followed by an opportunity to represent China in the FIA Motorsport Games, where they obtained their World No. 5 position. Last year, the MGM-sponsored Team scored its first Macau Grand Prix championship at the Macau GT Cup Qualifying GT4 category with the fastest lap record.

 

With MGM’s full support, Phantom Pro Racing’s Chris Chia and Liangbo Yao will take part in the MGM Greater Bay Area GT Cup and other races. These two stellar racers are going achieve excellence on the Guia Circuit with Lamborghini Huracán GT3 EVO and Mercedes-AMG GT4.

 

Chris Chia from Hong Kong, China, one of the champion racers of Phantom Pro Racing, said, “Last year with the great support of MGM, we took home our first championship at our debut on the Guia Circuit out of our expectation, which has set ourselves a very high benchmark. We are honored to return to this legendary circuit with MGM’s sponsorship and race at their title-sponsored MGM Greater Bay Area GT Cup. We will strive to defend the crown and top this momentous race with extra significance.”

 

Calling for everyone’s support to cheer for MGM Greater Bay Area GT Cup and Phantom Pro Racing, a 360-degree live-broadcast of the races will take place from November 19 to 21 at the Spectacle of MGM COTAI, enabling guests to immerse themselves in the fascinating races.

 

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About MGM

 

MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions/subconcessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles our presence in Macau. 

 

MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.

 

MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the only mega complex and hotel in Macau to gain three-star certification in both Green Building Design and Operation Label, as well as the first hotel in the Greater Bay Area and second in Greater China to receive the certifications.

 

MGM China Holdings Limited is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. 

 

For media enquiries, please contact:    

 

Jessie Kuan

Director of Public Relations

MGM

Tel: (853) 8806 3412

Email: jessiekuan@mgm.mo

 

Karen Lam

Senior Corporate Relations Manager

MGM

Tel: (853) 8806 3421

Email: karenlam@mgm.mo