Arsenio Laurel

Arsenio Laurel

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A Macau GP specialist 'Dodgie' Laurel won the race back to back in 1962 and 1963. Laurel was killed when he crashed during the race in 1967.

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On his second outing at Macau, popular Filipino driver Arsenio "Dodgie" Laurel won the Grand Prix in his Lotus 22 Ford FJ and set a new lap record of 3:10.1. Second was Don Bennett in a Lotus S7, and third was Hong Kong's Albert Poon, on the first of many visits to the Macau Grand Prix rostrum.

With another win in 1963, Dodgie Laurel became the first driver to win two consecutive Macau Grands Prix. His Lotus also became the fastest car ever on the Guia circuit when it hit a top speed of 73.38 mph mid-way through the race. The Jaguar E-types of Bill Baxter and Teddy Yip, although four laps behind, were second and third respectively.

In 1967 the Macau Grand Prix also saw its first fatality when Dodgie crashed and his car caught fire at the Yacht Club Bent on the third lap. The race was not stopped, although Teddy Yip withdrew his entry in sympathy, and was eventually won by Tony Maw of Malaysia in a Lotus 20B.

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