Honda’s exotic RC213V-S steed is set to once again add a Grand Prix racing vibe to this years Macau Grand Prix, with the next generation Superbike confirmed to be jockeyed in under two months time, by none other than eight times event winner Michael Rutter.
Rutter who’s last Macau GP success arose in 2012, is confident that his proven Bathams/Aspire Ho backed Honda, will prove the tools for the job in November, as he aims to further embolden his already golden event record.
Established amongst the modern day International roads greats, roads action thus far in 2019 has yielded another abundance of excellent results for Rutter.
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Alongside securing a fifth SES TT Zero triumph with Mugen, the TT 2019 meeting also saw him bank three top six finishes within the RST Superbike, Bennetts Lightweight, Royal London 360 Superstock Races.
High points from the 90th anniversary North West 200, included a brace of podium finishes in the closely contested Super Twin encounters.
Hugely respected by his fellow racers, the genial Englishman whilst now considered a veteran is still ultra competitive at the premier International events, as showcased by his runner-up finish in last year’s Suncity Macau Grand Prix.
Will this November see him acquire a ninth Macau GP victory? It’s a distinct possibility but the competition is certain to be stiff with the likes of world’s fastest road racer Peter Hickman, Ashcourt Racing’s Lee Johnston, keen to take the winners laurels.
Words by Stevie Rial