Honda’s exotic RC213V-S steed is set to 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 new 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 2018 has yielded another abundance of excellent results for Rutter.
Alongside securing a fourth SES TT Zero triumph, the record breaking TT 2018 meeting also saw him bank third, fifth, sixth place finishes within the Bennetts Lightweight, RST Superbike, Royal London 360 Quantum Superstock races.
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Whilst high points from competition at the Vauxhall International North West 200 included a hard fought third place finish, within the Anchor Bar Superbike race.
Hugely respected by his fellow racers, the genial Englishman whilst now considered a veteran is still ultra competitive at the premier International events.
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 PBM Ducati’s Martin Jessopp and team mate Peter Hickman, keen to take the winners laurels.
Words by Stevie Rial