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Metzeler King Of The Roads Leader Sheils Sole Suzuki Macau GP Competitor

Metzeler King of The Roads leader Derek Sheils is set to be the only competitor at this year’s Macau Grand Prix, to represent the world famous marque that is Suzuki.

Sheils who wrapped up a third Irish Road Race Superbike Championship crown in August, at the rejuvenated Munster 100, has been in excellent form all season on the striking blue, yellow, red liveried BE Racing In Conjunction With Richardson Kelly Racing GSX-R 1000 Suzuki, which he will be piloting next month around the Guia Circuit.

Photo by Rod Neill

At a glance, momentous achievements throughout 2019 have included Grand Final triumph’s at Skerries, Kells, finishing runner-up within the prestigious Race of Legends at Armoy plus securing in total ten national road race Superbike victories.

Eighth within last year’s Macau GP, last November saw Sheils out pace many a roads luminary including 23 times TT winner John McGuinness and twice IRRC Supersport Champion Marek Cerveny.

Established as one of International Road Racing’s leading exponents of 1000cc machinery, he’s another racer you can’t discount from being in the mix next month, for at minimum a top six finish or better.

Words by Stevie Rial

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