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Portugal’s Pires Set For Roads Return At Macau

Portugal’s Andre Pires is set to return to roads competition in November, sampling for the fifth time the Macau Grand Prix.

Braga based Pires part of the factory supported Bimota set up in 2016, additionally two years ago had the honour of being one of a select few riders from his nation to have competed at the TT Races.

53rd in the Royal London 360 Quantum Superstock race, he was only the third Portuguese racer after the late but great Luis Carreira and Nuno Caetano to compete on the Mountain Course within the current decade.

Photo by Kelvin Wong

An accomplished exponent of the challenging streets of Macau, he will be YZF R1M Yamaha mounted for the showpiece International roads event of November.

Established amongst Portugal’s modern day International roads greats, he has the core experience plus calm, cool temperament to be in contention next month for at minimum in my opinion, a top 12 finish or better.

Words by Stevie Rial

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