Without question one theme in particular is dominating this years Macau Grand Prix entry list, the amount of high profile racers set to tackle the just over 3.8 miles long roads course for the first time.
The latest high calibre International road racers confirmed to make event debuts, are recent Frohburg Open Superbike race 2 victor Davey Todd and Market Rasen’s Phil Crowe.
Both set to pilot in November S1000RR BMW machinery, like fellow meeting newcomers Rob Hodson, Dominic Herbertson, Paul Jordan, Raul Torras Martinez and Nadieh Schoots, they have the core roads craft, pace, ability, team around them to enjoy ultra productive maiden Macau GP tenures.
At a glance when looking at their roads careers thus far, it’s fair to say both have impressed and surprised many in recent times.
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Lead newcomer of TT 2018, Brotton’s Davey Todd has produced formidable performance upon formidable performance this year at the National/International meetings aboard the Cookstown BE Racing machines.
Alongside becoming TT Privateers champion, second fastest newcomer in history at TT 2018, the laid back, amiable next gen racer has also secured top three finishes at Cookstown, the Southern 100, Walderstown and Faugheen, plus nudged over the 132 mph lap mark at the Ulster GP.
Like Todd, fellow Englishman Phil Crowe also enjoyed last June an excellent TT Races stint. Ninth within the RST Superbike race, the BMW Motorrad mainstay also went onto chalk up very respectable 17th, 19th, 21st place finishes in the Royal London 360 Quantum Superstock, Monster Energy Supersport races.
Set to accomplish a long held ambition of tackling the unrelenting Macau GP course, he’s another prospective event debutant who has the undoubted credentials to gel quickly with one of pure road racing’s most famous, technically challenging courses.
Words by Stevie Rial