The Macau Grand Prix Organizing Committee (MGPOC) held a press conference on October 18th at the Macao Science Centre to announce information about the Suncity Group 65th Macau Grand Prix event, including provisional entries for all races and promotional and celebratory activities. The event will be held from November 15-18th with a programme that includes six races, three of which are official FIA World Cups

Suncity Group Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix – 52nd Edition

The 2018 Suncity Group Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix – 52nd Edition is set to welcome back three former winners who between them have 11 Macao victories to their names. An international entry of 28 of the world’s top road racers brings both a wealth of experience as well as up-and-coming talent eager to prove their racing credentials on the Guia Circuit.

Eight-time winner Michael Rutter leads the charge as the “Two-Wheel King of Macao” vies to break his own record of Macao wins with an incredible ninth victory, 20 years after his first win in 1998.  Rutter reunites with Peter Hickman, Macao winner in 2015 and 2016, on the new Aspire-Ho by Bathams Racing team.

Having missed the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix last year due to injury, 2001 Macao champion and 23-time Isle of Man TT race winner John McGuinness makes a welcome return to the SAR. Other returning fan favourites include Martin Jessopp, Portugal’s André Pires and German Didier Grams.

The rest of the 28-strong field features a number of familiar faces from across the international road racing world, as well as a number of talented newcomers who are looking to impress on their Macao debuts.

Amongst those making their first appearance in Macao are Britons Craig Neve, Davey Todd, Dominic Herbertson, Paul Jordan, Rob Hodson, Daley Mathison and Phillip Crowe. Joining them are Andrew Dudgeon from the Isle of Man, Raül Torras of Spain and 27-year-old Finn Erno Kostamo.

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Michael Rutter, relaxing in Pit Lane before the commencement of the 2017 Macau event