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Macau Grand Prix 2015 – Second Qualifying Report

Martin Jessopp stormed to pole position in the 49th Macau motorcycle Grand Prix, following dominant performance in second qualifying session.

Piloting Riders Motorcycles S1000RR BMW Martin lapped at 2 minutes 24.387 seconds, to finish over 1.2 seconds in front of his nearest challenger Michael Rutter on the Penz 13.com BMW.

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One of the stand out performances from second qualifying was provided by Peter Hickman.

Competing on Briggs Equipment backed S1000RR BMW, Hicky finished a superb third fastest, as he showcased once again why many believe he will soon become a multiple international road race winner.

Fourth fastest Ian Hutchinson was the leading non BMW mounted rider, as he showed highly accomplished form on Paul Bird Motorsport ZX10R Kawasaki.

Finishing fifth quickest was John McGuinness who lead the Honda Racing challenge, 23 times TT winner cannot be discounted from been in contention for race victory tomorrow.

Top six was completed by Penz 13.com BMW’s Gary Johnson, who is confident of challenging for a podium finish.

Sixth fastest rider in TT history Conor Cummins finished seventh fastest, whilst Wanganui Road Races lap record holder Horst Saiger once again impressed, as he finished eighth quickest.

Four times Macau GP winner Stuart Easton battled away to ninth in qualifying, on SMT Racing YZF R1M Yamaha.

Top ten was rounded out by six time international road race winner Lee Johnston.

Impressive performances outside of the top ten included, Dan Cooper in 12th, Brian McCormack in 16th and Ben Wylie leading Bimota’s challenge in 20th.

Sam West was again leading newcomer, finishing 22nd quickest, Sam who lapped in excess of 126 mph at TT 2015 has gelled quickly with the streets of Macau.

Where in for a closely fought 2015 Macau Grand Prix. So who’s going to win? will Martin Jessopp win his first international road race?

Can Michael Rutter make it eight Macau GP victories?, Peter Hickman to seal first Macau GP podium finish?, Ian Hutchinson to be victorious for the second time around Macau? John McGuinness, Conor Cummins, Gary Johnson to finish on the podium?

Stuart Easton to showcase the new YZF R1M Yamaha’s potential, with top three placing or better?

All these questions and more will be answered tomorrow from 3:00 PM in Macau, UK time for the race is 7:00 AM.

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