Penz 13.com BMW go into the 50th Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix, quietly confident of contending for world class results.
Two times TT winner Gary Johnson is anticipated to lead the teams challenge, as he pilots one of the S1000RR BMW’s which carries backing from MGM China and Special Olympics Macau.
Speaking ahead of the first practice and qualifying sessions tomorrow, Gary said:
“We’ve had a quite good preparation for Macau and have been testing in Frohburg and even yesterday down here in China just to get some laps in.
I am looking forward to our first sessions tomorrow and I hope we will be at the sharp end of the pack right away, to be in a position where we can fight for the podium that coming Saturday.
The bikes looking gorgeous so thanks again to MGM China and Special Olympics Macau for this cool project. I want to go out there and do a good job for everyone to be proud of.”
Photo by Toni Borner
Macau Grand Prix newcomer Danny Webb, has had thus far a productive roads season on the Penz 13.com BMW’s.
Looking towards his first outing at Macau, Danny is cautious in terms of his expectations, he stated:
“I don’t know what to expect. I need to learn this place and track as I’ve never been here before.
I need some experience round here and the I hope to come back next year even stronger and pick up, where we left of this year. So for me priority is to learn the track and get some more time on the big bikes.”
Penz 13.com BMW, Team Principal Rico Penzkofer, added:
“I am happy to have two strong riders here, which are Gary Johnson and Danny Webb. Even though Danny is a Newcomer to this track I think he will be able to do a good race.
Gary for sure should be in the mix for the podium if he now is able to turn the package that he has into a result. We arrived here and our pit box was perfectly set up so a special thanks goes out to SK Support Macau.
We prepared ourselves 110 per cent for here, not only with the race in Frohburg, and are aiming for a strong end to our season.”
Words by Stevie Rial