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Macau Grand Prix 2015 – First Qualifying Report

Carrying on from his impressive form in opening practice session, John McGuinness topped the time sheets, in first qualifying, at the 2015 Macau Grand Prix.

Piloting Honda Racing superbike, 23 times TT winner lapped at 2 minutes 27.689 seconds, to lead the way, during a close fought qualifying session.

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Eight times Macau GP winner Michael Rutter was second quickest. Competing on Penz 13.com BMW, he showcased today that he’s in prime contention for what would be a ninth victory around the streets of Macau.

Third quickest was Martin Jessopp on Riders Motorcycles S1000RR BMW, Martin is regarded by many as a specialist around Macau, he has every chance of standing on the top step of the podium on Saturday.

Fourth fastest Ian Hutchinson lead the Kawasaki challenge. 11 times TT winner has been back to his very best this year, he remains one of the firm pre race favourites.

Gary Johnson fifth quickest, enjoyed a highly productive opening qualifying, showing consistent pace on Penz 13.com BMW.

Top six was finalised by lap record holder at Wanganui Road Races Horst Saiger.

Finishing seventh quickest was Peter Hickman, recently confirmed with GB Moto Racing Kawasaki for TT 2016, Hicky showed today top quality form on Briggs Equipment backed S1000RR BMW.

Completing the top ten where East Coast Racing’s Lee Johnston, sixth fastest rider in TT history Conor Cummins and Jimmy Storrar.

Leading newcomer in opening qualifying was Sam West, piloting PR Racing Lloyd & Jones ZX10R Kawasaki, Sam finished a more than creditable 18th quickest.

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