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Macau Grand Prix 2014 – First Practice News

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Opening practice session at the 2014 Macau Grand Prix saw Michael Rutter finish comfortably quickest following lap time of 2 minutes 28.708 seconds set on Milwaukee R1 Yamaha. The eight times Macau Grand Prix winner is bidding for win number nine at the iconic road race this year and has began action in the best possible way by finishing quickest.

On his return to competitive action around Macau three times former winner Stuart Easton finished second fastest with lap time of 2 minutes 30.864 seconds set on Paul Bird motorsport ZX10 Kawasaki. John McGuinness having his first outing on Lee Hardy racing CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade finished third quickest lapping at 2 minutes 31.055 seconds, plus John finished leading Honda mounted rider.

Horst Saiger impressed as he went fourth fastest whilst reigning Macau GP champion Ian Hutchinson completed the top five. Martin Jessopp twice runner up around Macau was sixth, Gary Johnson a highly creditable seventh fastest, Jamie Hamilton showed good finishing eighth overall in practice.

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Peter Hickman’s ability to adapt quickly to road race circuits was proved once again during opening practice session at Macau as he finished ninth fastest as he showed the same form on Ice Valley racing by Motorsave ltd S1000RR BMW that he had showed on his debuts at North West 200, Isle of Man TT and Ulster Grand Prix.

Completing the top ten was DMR racing’s Jimmy Storrar. Lee Johnston enjoyed a productive session of practice as he finished 12th on East Coast racing backed by Pirtek CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade.

James Mcbride making a welcome return to road racing finished 15th whilst Cookstown Burrows engineering racing enjoyed a consistent practice session as Brian Mccormack finished 20th overall and Michael Sweeney Macau GP newcomer finished a highly respectable 28th quickest.

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