Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A. (“SJM”) is the official sponsor of the Theodore Racing Team at the 60th Macau Grand Prix.
Theodore Racing has been synonymous with the Macau Grand Prix since its founder Teddy Yip competed as a driver in eleven Macau Grand Prix between 1956 and 1975. Mr. Yip continued to enter or sponsor racing teams up to 1992, and scored six Macau Grand Prix victories. He is known as “Mr. Macau Grand Prix”, and the Grand Prix Museum in Macau has set up a “Tribute to Teddy Yip” demonstrating his outstanding contributions to the development of this international sports event.
The decision for Theodore Racing’s return was taken by Teddy Yip Jr. who wanted to pay tribute to his late father’s legacy at the Macau event’s 60th anniversary. Two young talented drivers, Alex Lynn and Lucas Auer, will compete in the Formula 3 race in the Theodore Racing by Prema entries, marking the return of the Theodore name to the Macau Grand Prix after 21 years. Theodore Racing has won the event six times, and this year’s event coincides with the 30th anniversary of Ayrton Senna’s victory for Theodore Racing in the inaugural F3 race of the Macau Grand Prix in 1983.
Speaking about the sponsorship, Dr. Ambrose So, Chairman of the Board of Directors of SJM, said: “Our long-standing friendship with the Macau Grand Prix began with STDM in the 1960s, given the close ties between the late director of STDM, Mr. Teddy Yip, and the Grand Prix. We are more than delighted to welcome the Theodore Racing Team back to the Macau Grand Prix scene.”
Teddy Yip Jr. said: “It is very appropriate that we are able to bring my father’s team, Theodore Racing, back to Macau in association with one of the great ‘made in Macau’ companies, SJM. The Macau Grand Prix is an event close to the Yip family and so to experience and enjoy it again with SJM in this 60th anniversary year is fantastic.”
Teddy Yip Jr. and the Theodore Racing Team will meet with the public and the media at the launch of the book Macau Grand Prix at 60 – A Diamond Celebration, to be held at 7 p.m. this Friday (15 November) at the Grand Prix Museum in Macau.