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Watsons Water (屈臣氏蒸餾水) is a producer and distributor of bottled distilled water based in Tai Po Industrial Estate New Territories East Hong Kong. The company has production plants in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. Their product is consumed across the Asia-Pacific region, including Singapore, Malaysia, and Taiwan.
A distributor is an enclosed rotating shaft used in spark-ignition internal combustion engines that have mechanically-timed ignition. The distributor's main function is to route secondary, or high voltage, current from the ignition coil to the spark plugs in the correct firing order, and for the correct amount of time. Except in magneto systems, the distributor also houses a mechanical or inductive breaker switch to open and close the ignition coil's primary circuit.
Distilled water is water that has been boiled into vapor and condensed back into liquid in a separate container. Impurities in the original water that do not boil below or near the boiling point of water remain in the original container. Thus, distilled water is one type of purified water.
Guangzhou, also known as Canton and formerly romanized as Kwangchow or Kwong Chow, is the capital and most populous city of the province of Guangdong in southern China. On the Pearl River about 120 km (75 mi) north-northwest of Hong Kong and 145 km (90 mi) north of Macau, Guangzhou has a history of over 2,200 years and was a major terminus of the maritime Silk Road, and continues to serve as a major port and transportation hub, as well as one of China's three largest cities.
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Watson's has been a sponsor for numerous teams and drivers at the Macau Grand Prix. They made their debut in 1985 when Gianfranco Brancatelli won the Guia Race in a Tom Walkinshaw Racing Rover 3500 and then the following year when Andy Wallace won the Formula Three event. Watson's won again in 1987, with the Mr. Juicy brand, thanks to a great drive by Ireland's former Formula One driver Martin Donnelly in the typhoon affected race. In 1989, Tim Harvey brought the team more success with his Guia Race win in a Ford Sierra RS500.
The Macau Grand Prix is a motorsport road race for automobiles and motorcycles held annually in Macau. It is the only street circuit racing event in which both cars and motorcycles participate.
Gianfranco Brancatelli is a former racing driver from Italy.
Tom Walkinshaw Racing (TWR) was a motor racing team and engineering firm founded in 1976, in Kidlington, near Oxford, England by touring car racer Tom Walkinshaw.
In the 2000s, Watson's Water has sponsored other winning teams and drivers including Duncan Huisman who won the Guia Race four times.
Duncan Huisman is a Dutch racing driver. He won the Guia Race four times and the 24 Hours of Nürburgring in 2005. He claimed three titles at the Dutch Touring Car Championship in 1997, 2000 and 2002, and resulted runner-up at the 2010 and 2011 Dutch GT4 Championship. He has also competed in the FIA GT Championship and the Porsche Supercup. His older brother Patrick is also a successful racing driver.
The 2006 Watsons Water Champions Challenge is a women's exhibition tennis tournament organized at the beginning of each season.
The Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co., Ltd. is a private group of companies, and the largest beverage producer in China. The company is headquartered in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. "Wa ha ha" signifies "laughing child".
Jim Ka To is a race car driver who competed in the 2001 Formula Renault 2000 Eurocup and currently competes in the China Touring Car Championship.
Theodore "Teddy" Yip was an Indonesian-Dutch businessman who was instrumental in developing Macau as a tourist destination and who was a Formula One team owner in the 1970s.
The Hong Kong Touring Car Championship was established by the Hong Kong Automobile Association in 2002. Currently, all the races are held at the Zhuhai International Circuit in Guangdong province, China, at the Guangdong International Circuit in the same province or during the Macau Grand Prix near Hong Kong.
The Guia Race of Macau is an international touring car race, and currently a round of the World Touring Car Championship. It is held on the temporary 6.2km Guia Circuit on the streets of Macau, the Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China as part of the Macau Grand Prix weekend. Before 2005 when the World Touring Car Championship began, the Guia race had been run annually as a one-off international touring car race.
Macau residents participate in a wide variety of sports for recreation and competition. Football, basketball, volleyball, Dragon Boat, jogging, swimming, table tennis, and badminton are among the most popular in the community. Local leagues and competitions are organized regularly every year, but owing to Macau's small population professional leagues are financially unfeasible and so most participants are merely local sport enthusiasts.
Charles Kwan Siu-Cheung is the most successful Hong Kong racing driver who has competed in the Macau Guia Race, Japan GT Championship, FIA GT Championship, Porsche Carrera Cup Asia, South East Asia Touring Car Zone Challenge (SEATCZC) and the Asian Touring Car Championship. He was the winner of the 1993 Guia Race, three times SEATCZC champion and the 2003 Porsche Carrera Cup Asia champion. He also performed roadtests and wrote columns for car magazines in Hong Kong.
Henry Lee Man-Kee Junior is a Hong Kong celebrity and a racing driver.
Darryl O'Young is a Canadian-born Hong Kong racing driver.
Marchy Lee Ying-Kin is a racing driver from Hong Kong. Born in 1976 in Hong Kong, Marchy started his racing career at just 9 years old and has become one of the top racecar drivers in Hong Kong.
André Couto is a Macanese motor racing driver who is best known for winning his home F3 Grand Prix in 2000 and Japan's Super GT GT300 Championship in 2015.
John MacDonald is a racing car driver and a motor-cycle racer of Hong Kong. He was originally from England, where he started his career racing motorcycles, then cars until he served at the National service. He then lived in Hong Kong and raced as a competitor of Hong Kong, where he owned a garage business. He is best known as the most successful driver in the Macau Grand Prix during the early 1970s.
Edoardo Mortara is a professional Swiss-Italian racing driver. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, he holds dual nationality from Switzerland and Italy. He is a former Formula Three Euroseries champion and he almost claimed the DTM title with Audi in 2016. He is a street circuit specialist and renowned as "Mr Macau". Currently, he is racing in the Formula E championship for the Venturi Team.
The Guia Circuit, or Circuito da Guia, is a street circuit located at the southeast region of the Macau Peninsula in Macau. It is the venue of the Macau Grand Prix and Guia Race of Macau. The circuit consists of long straights and tight corners, and features the characteristics of a typical street circuit - narrow, bumpy and limited overtaking opportunities. However, there are two special features that can rarely be found in other street circuits - variation in altitude and an ultra long main straight that allows top speed of 260 km/h (160 mph) on Formula Three cars. As a result, the circuit is recognised as one of the most challenging circuits in the world in terms of both driving and tuning, as cars have to maintain competitive speed to overcome hill-climbing, twisty corners and long straights in a single lap.
Paul Poon Tak-Chun is a racing driver from Hong Kong, China. He is the current Hong Kong Touring Car Championship champion. He drives a Honda Civic EP3 for China Dragon Racing.
Engstler Motorsport is a private German auto racing team based in Wiggensbach, run by driver Franz Engstler. It has competed successfully in the Asian Touring Car Championship and the ADAC Procar Series. It is sponsored by lubricants company Liqui Moly and known officially as Liqui Moly Team Engstler.
Joseph Rosa Merszei is an auto racing driver from Macau.
Asia Racing Team is a Chinese / Macanese motor racing team that was formed in 2003. Its main operational headquarters is located within the Zhuhai International Circuit complex, in Southern China, with a second workshop in Chaoqing's Guangdong International Circuit.
Shaun Thong Wei Fung is a Hong Kong born professional racecar driver.
"Sunny" Wong Yat Shing is a Hong Kong racing driver currently competing in the TCR Asia Series. Having previously competed in the China Touring Car Championship, Asian Touring Car Series, Hong Kong Touring Car Championship and Asian Formula Renault Series amongst others.
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