The 1989 Macau Formula 3 Grand Prix proved to be a stormy
affair from start to finish, not only because of ‘Typhoon Hunt’ closing in from
the Pacific, but also due to a wave of accidents which eliminated many of the
contenders. The outcome was a storm of protest.
The Macau, notorious for
its seemingly ‘magnetised’ steel wall-lined, canyon-like streets, is recognised
as a stepping stone to Formula 3000 and above. The event attracted the usual
bevy of young hopefuls, including the sons of two motorsport’s greatest heroes
– David Brabham, son of Sir Jack, and Paul Stewart, son of the great Jackie.
In the bike racing event the man to watch proved to be
Robert Dunlop, brother of the legendary Joey. The whole action-filled affair,
fraught with drama, tension and explosive incidents, amounts to entertainment
dynamite with a capital D.
To light the fuse, all you have to do is watch this review.