2022 Macau Motorcycle GP Preview

2022 Macau Motorcycle GP Preview
Absent for three years from the Macau Grand Prix schedule, bike racing makes its’ much anticipated return next week to the incomparable Guia Circuit.

Various notable racers have elected not to enter including Michael Rutter, Peter Hickman, John McGuinness MBE, Ian Hutchinson, Dean Harrison and David Johnson.

Overall, no previous event podium finishers, race winners are amongst the 13 plus entry list.

The bulk of the entrants for the upcoming eight-lap race stints are Guia Circuit newcomers including prospective history maker, Nadieh Schoots.

Speaking last month, Rebel Racing’s Schoots stated about becoming the first female bike racer at Asia’s top pure road race.

“I’ve dreamed of racing the Macau GP ever since meeting Dutch road racer Branko Srdanov in 2012, when we both competed in IDM (Internationale Deutsche Motorradmeisterschaft).

Actually, at the time I did not believe it was something I could or would ever do, I simply thought it was the coolest race I’d ever seen.

Yet a decade and a lot of blood, sweat and tears later, here we are. Not only do I make my own debut, I’ll be the first woman to ever race a motorcycle at Macau. I’m incredibly excited and hope to inspire more women to follow in my footsteps!”

Others taking in the seven-day quarantine upon arrival in Macau include Joey Thompson, Matt Stevenson and Welshman Paul ‘Potchy’ Williams.

TT regular Williams, HeatTech Racing’s Thompson, former Senior Manx GP winner Stevenson are respectively GSX-R 1000 Suzuki, S1000RR BMW mounted whilst another UK racer, aiming to make quite the impression next week, is Dafabet Racing’s Rob Hodson.

One of a select few competing with prior Guia Circuit experience, Classic Superbike Manx GP victor Hodson is considered by many as a contender for podium finishes.

IRRC giants competing include twice Supersport Champion Laurent Hoffmann (Hoffmann by MRP), Swiss ace Lukas Maurer, Finland’s top roads pilot Erno Kostamo and MTP Racing’s David Datzer.

Datzer’s first racing tenure outside Europe, sees him compete for loyal backers MTP-Racing, piloting BMW tackle which boasts a distinctive turquoise blue, navy blue, white, pink livery.

Speaking via his Facebook page, the genial German racer known to many as ‘Datzii’, stated:

“After a brief hesitation because of the quarantine regulations and preparation, I decided to participate in Macau after a call the next day from Rico Penzkofer and so I present to you the special design for the Macau GP today!

Many thanks to MTP-Racing and all the sponsors who accompany me.”

Added International stars hoping to impress include Kamil Holan, Spain’s Raul Torras Martinez, WH Racing’s Julian Trummer.

Andre Pires, Timothee Monot (TMR) and ex World Supersport front-runner, Daytona 200 runner-up Sheridan Morais.

Quotes courtesy of Rebel Racing, via David Datzer Facebook page

Photo credit: Stephen Davison, GCS – Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government, Nick Wheeler

Photo courtesy of Matthias Wolfstein

Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou
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