SJM Theodore Racing ‘thrilled’ to get title defence under way
(Macau, 11 November 2014) – Sociedade de Jogos de Macau, S.A. (“SJM”) and Theodore Racing officially addressed the media today at a joint press conference held at Grand Lisboa, Macau. Attending the press conference were Dr. Ambrose So, Chairman of the Board of Directors of SJM, Ms. Angela Leong, Managing Director of SJM, Mr. Teddy Yip, Jr., Team Principal of SJM Theodore Racing, and the team’s three drivers Esteban Ocon, Antonio Fuoco and Nicholas Latifi.
Following last month’s announcement that SJM had signed as title sponsor and official partner to the 2013 Macau Grand Prix victors for this year’s event, the two parties expressed excitement about returning to the Grand Prix following their superb success in last year’s 60th running of the event.
Dr. Ambrose So, Chairman of the Board of Directors of SJM, said, “We are thrilled to again sponsor the team that won last year’s Macau Grand Prix, reflecting our longstanding support for this event and our historical relationship with Theodore Racing.”
Managing Director of SJM, Ms. Angela Leong, added, “The Macau Grand Prix is a signature event for Macau’s tourism calendar, and SJM is proud to play an important role through our sponsorship of the SJM Theodore Racing Team.”
Teddy Yip Jr., who relaunched his father’s former team, Theodore Racing, for the 2013 event commented, “Theodore Racing is proud to return to the Macau Grand Prix and with the strong support of SJM we hope to deliver another great race and showcase Macau. Following last year’s success we intend to return for many more years to come for what we hope to be a long association.”
Lotus F1 Junior Team driver, Esteban Ocon, who was crowned 2014 European Formula 3 Champion, said, “I am extremely proud to be driving for SJM Theodore Racing at the Macau Grand Prix this year. With my success in F3 this year I will be aiming for the victory.”
Ocon’s team mate and driver of the #2 SJM Theodore Racing car, Antonio Fuoco, stated, “I am in Macau for the first time, something I am very happy about as the Grand Prix is something I’ve always wanted to compete in. With SJM Theodore Racing, I believe I can challenge for a very strong result.”
Nicholas Latifi, driver of the #3 car for SJM Theodore Racing car, said, “Macau is a fantastic place and a street circuit that I love. I was fastest testing earlier this month and feel great going into the weekend.”