Hong Kong Driver Phillip Yau second to die in two days at Macau GP 2012



The second death in two days at the Macau circuit, after Portuguese rider, Luis Carreira who succumbed to injuries in an accident on Thursday. Phillip Yau Wing-choi crashed his Chevrolet Cruze at Mandarin Bend at 1311hrs during his qualifying session in CTM Macau Touring Car Cup. Philip, from Hong Kong was an experienced Macau driver and had won two previous races at the event.

The Qualifying session was red-flagged immediately after the incident, while two rescue teams rushed to the scene, followed by an extrication car. It took the medical team about 6 minutes to cut through the wreckage to get to Philip which was within the limits of international road racing as claimed by the Macau Grand Prix Committee.

They also added, “I don’t think there is any question about the track, it has existed as it is for 60 years,” said Joao Manuel Costa Antunes, co-ordinator of the Macau Grand Prix committee, who added that none of the weekend’s remaining events would be cancelled.

Source: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1083968/hong-kong-racer-phillip-yau-wing-choi-becomes-second-die-macau-gp-two



  • Name

    who would’ve thought such crash can cause death?

  • 6ue5t

    Yea, it’s only a side impact and there have been so many of those happened before in Macau, many much scarier than that. Wondering what injuries causes this.

  • rs

    It took the commentator 10sec to realize the car is crashed then report it… R.I.P anyway