The Macau street circuit is regarded as one of the world’s most challenging tracks, as it twists and turns through the streets of this Chinese region. But the realities of racing on such a tight, unpredictable track came true for Craft Bamboo Racing at the recent Macau GT Cup when its Mercedes-AMG GT3 crashed after hitting an oil spill from another competitor’s car. Despite the car’s heavy damage, the nimble team worked tirelessly through the night to get the car ready to race. And race it did, with driver Darryl O’Young putting the AMG GT3 on the top step of the podium after an intense battle.
The 2021 Macau GT Cup was a special moment for Motul, too, as its partner team Craft Bamboo Racing and Mercedes-Benz AMG decided to use Motul’s lubricants as well as giving the car a stunning new Motul livery. To find out more about the team’s superb comeback and the race-winning collaboration, we spoke to Jay Joel Ong, motorsports lead, at Motul Asia Pacific.