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Macau Grand Prix preview

Macau Grand Prix race preview

The Macau Grand Prix has always being a race that all the top road racers want to win and this year looks no different plus this years circuit newcomers could surprise a few and be in the mix for winning the Macau Grand Prix. Leading the race entry is reigning Macau Grand Prix winner Michael Rutter who will race a SMT Honda superbike and will again aim to win another Macau Grand Prix to add to his ever growing wins list at this unique road race. Team mate to Michael Rutter in the SMT Honda team at this years Macau Grand Prix is 19 times TT winner John Mcguinness. John who last year finished sixth will be aiming to win the Macau Grand Prix for only the second time after having won the race 11 years ago in 2001 when also on a Honda Fireblade.

3rd place finisher last year and 5 times in a week TT winner Ian Hutchinson returns to road race action at this years Macau Grand Prix on the Swan Yamaha R1 superbike. World endurance championship team Penz 13.com BMW are entered in this years Macau Grand Prix with team manager Rico Penzkofer taking on the riding duties. Rico has previously finished in the top 5 at the Macau Grand Prix and will aim to better this result this year. Splitlath Redmond motorsport is a team on the up in terms of road racing having recently won the senior Manx Grand Prix with John Simpson. At this years Macau Grand Prix the team will run Mark Miller and John Simpson who will make his debut around the tight and narrow road race circuit.

 Although not confirmed with rides yet for the Macau Grand Prix this year Gary Johnson and Conor Cummins are both potential race winners at this years Macau Grand Prix . Having finished 5th twice in the last two years at Macau, Gary Johnson will be aiming to step onto the podium for the first time at the Macau Grand Prix with the ultimate aim being winning the race. Meanwhile Conor Cummins is a rider in form having taken four podium finishes at the Ulster Grand Prix this year on the Tyco Suzuki by TAS bikes. Conor’s record at the Macau Grand Prix is superb in 2009 he was runner-up to Stuart Easton and in 2008 had broken the lap record to set pole position for the race that year.

 Having finished 4th in the 2008 Macau Grand Prix, Luis Carreira is a rider capable of mixing it with the top stars at this years Macau Grand Prix. Top newcomers to the Macau Grand Prix this year include Lee Johnston on the Millsport racing Ducati and Dan Cooper on the Centurion racing Honda Fireblade. Other riders to look out for this year at Macau include the Ice Valley racing BMW by Motorsave ltd team which consists of Paul Shoesmith top TT and International road racing championship rider. Whilst Paul’s team mate is top 6 finisher at both the Macau Grand Prix and North West 200 and also top TT newcomer in 2011 Simon Andrews. The Macau Grand Prix always attracts racing of the highest quality so expect no different this year and perhaps some more road racing stars will emerge from the island of Macau.

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