The Suncity group have been confirmed as title sponsors, of the 2017 Macau Grand Prix, which will mark 50 years of motorcycle competition within Asia’s premier real roads meeting.
In recent years, the man to beat at Macau, has been Peter Hickman. Winner in 2015 with Briggs Equipment BMW, last year saw Hicky make it back to back victories.
Anticipated to return to Asian shores, to contend for a prestigious hat trick of Macau GP titles, additional riders expected to contend for honours include Be Wiser Ducati’s Glenn Irwin, who recently one of the best Superbike races of recent times at the North West 200.
Plus Macau legend, eight times winner Michael Rutter, Martin Jessopp, Gary Johnson and Horst Saiger, who has for many years been close to rostrum finishes.
Photo by Darren Marlowe
Reminiscent in parts of a short circuit, the roads of Macau, year in year out, present unique challenges to many of the world’s best road racers.
The 2017 Suncity Macau Grand Prix, is scheduled to take place from the 16th to the 19th of November.
Words by Stevie Rial