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Macau Grand Prix 2015 – Facts Round Up

2015 Macau motorcycle Grand Prix winner Peter Hickman, provided BMW with their first victory around the streets of Macau.

His victory also marks the fifth different manufacturer in a row to be victorious at the Macau GP. 2011 saw Michael Rutter Ducati mounted victorious, 2012 he sealed his eighth Macau GP success when piloting SMT Racing Honda.

2013 would see Ian Hutchinson clinch a remarkable race win for Milwaukee Yamaha, whilst last year saw Stuart Easton make it four victories around Macau, following dominant display on Paul Bird Motorsport ZX10R Kawasaki.

With third place finish, Michael Rutter kept up his record of sealing a podium finish, in every Macau meeting of the 2010’s to date.

Leading the Honda challenge John McGuinness fourth place finish, marked his best result at Macau since 2013, when he also finished in fourth place.

In total six of the top ten finishers, where competing on BMW Motorrad machinery.

Riders to seal personal best results at one of the most challenging pure road race circuits in the world included, David Johnson in 10th and Brian McCormack in 16th.

Sam West finished leading newcomer following highly creditable 17th place finish, on PR Racing Lloyd & Jones Kawasaki.

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Photo by Kelvin Wong

Kawasaki’s challenge was lead by 11 times TT winner Ian Hutchinson, who finished in sixth.

None of the thirty starters for the 12 lap race, where Suzuki mounted.

It was a low key meeting for Yamaha, leading Yamaha runner was Steve Heneghan on the Reactive Parts.com YZF R1M Yamaha, finishing a highly creditable 14th.

For the second time in three years a rider competing on Dunlop Tyres was victorious, as Peter Hickman claimed his second international road race victory.

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