Ian Hutchinson produced a stunning lap time of 2 minutes 25.568 seconds on the Milwaukee Yamaha superbike to edge out Michael Rutter for pole position for this years Macau Grand Prix. A truly remarkable performance from the eight times Isle of Man TT winner, Michael Rutter finished second quickest with a lap time of 2 minutes 25.625 seconds on the SMT racing CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade superbike. John Mcguinness was third fastest overall on the Honda TT Legends racing superbike with a lap time of 2 minutes 27.503 seconds.
Martin Jessopp on the Riders motorcycles BMW and Horst Saiger competing on a ZX10 Kawasaki completed the top five. Gary Johnson finished up sixth fastest on the Quattro Plant motorsport CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade whilst Jimmy Storrar qualified overall seventh quickest on the DMR racing SR1000 BMW, Jeremy Toye on the Penz 13.com BMW finished eighth quickest in front of current International road racing championship champion Didier Grams.
Dan Kneen competing for the Mark Blooms racing team finished a good 10th fastest in combined qualifying, Lee Johnston showed good form to finish overall in qualifying 11th quickest on the East coast racing CBR 1000 Honda Fireblade. 12th fastest was Stephen Thompson whilst David Johnson on the PR racing Kawasaki superbike finished 13th quickest.
Marc Fissette finished a good 14th fastest overall in front of quickest newcomer in combined practice Dean Harrison on the RC Express racing Kawasaki by MSS performance superbike. Overall a exciting combined qualifying session for this years Macau Grand Prix, in his first road race back five times in a week Isle of Man TT winner in 2010 Ian Hutchinson has secured pole position, an incredible performance.