HoYoverse's 3D action game Honkai Impact 3rd and professional race team Z-Challenger PRP (PRP for short) joined forces in mid-October to compete in the 67th Macau Grand Prix. PRP fielded their two prime race cars, both Lotus Elise GT5, to bring home the Elise GT Cup trophy. Read about the unseen moments of Valkyries and racers at the end of this article.
A red Lotus Elise GT5 representing Rita
A blue Lotus Elise GT5 representing Durandal
Guia Circuit, the finest street circuit
First run in 1954 and held 67 times since then, the annual Macau Grand Prix is the largest sports and tourism phenomenon in Macau. Guia Circuit, the main venue of this year's Grand Prix, is regarded as one of the finest street circuits in the world. Aside from drawing flocks of visitors to Macau to experience the hottest races in person, the Grand Prix also scheduled live streaming to allow over 20 million viewers worldwide to join the scene.
Blessed by Valkyries? PRP finished first and second!
PRP's centers Pluto Mok and Jason Mok brothers appeared in red and blue race cars, which closely resembled Rita and Durandal from Honkai Impact 3, transforming their driving machines into Valkyries that stormed the tracks!
Jason Mok's race car malfunctioned in the preliminaries, forcing him to quit after running only two laps, which toppled him from the second to the bottom on the ranking. On the day of the finals, the older Pluto Mok led the race from the start, whereas Jason Mok had to make it past every other racer from the last place. What happened next could be described as a miracle: The first-time competing Mok brothers finished first and second after twelve laps and landed on the podium honoring the best with Valkyries!
Close-up drift performance bearing best wishes
The exhibition drifting took place next to the main circuit at the same time. Their teammate Trefer, Valkyries, and a sports car adorned with Honkai Impact 3's Fervent Tempo Δ livery spread joy and courage to everyone on a stage closer to players.
We're fun-loving players off the battlefield
Honkai Impact 3's first collaboration with a professional race team also marks the debut of anime-cosplaying racing queens in the history of Macau Grand Prix. The four Valkyries have injected more diversity and freshness into the major racing event. Check out our exclusive behind-the-scenes to relive the spectacular race day!