RR » Trimby exit marks end of an era for Macau


Is it the end of the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix as we know it?

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Gambalunga - Unregistered

November 20, 2011 1:50 PM

I had completely forgotten there was a car race, it is so far off the radar, whereas I follow the bike races every year. We are the poor relations,as ever, despite putting on the best show. But motorcycle racing is still where it's at, despite that idiot Ezpeleta's ruining of all classes of GP racing.

Mokka - Unregistered

November 20, 2011 6:31 PM

What!?

The factories, mainly Honda, ruined MotoGP. CRT will sort that out in 2013, when the 'ownership' of the sport is wrested from the factories. I can't wait personally...

The other classes have been the best part - especially Moto2. Though it is sad to see the final 2T class die, Moto3 will be equally entertaining I'm sure.

Macau is well off most, even bike fans', radars. Doesn't peak my interest as much as any BSB round if I'm honest. That said the decline of any bike sport event is sad.

Eric - Unregistered

November 20, 2011 7:13 PM

Mokka.

Macau is on every RR fans radar more so than the prosessional Moto GP or dare i say it WSB. The fact that the riders do this for the love of it and not the appearance money or prize money makes it what it is the ultimate challenge behind the TT. Ask Plater Easton Rutter and Ron Haslam what one of their greatest achievements were

Gambalunga - Unregistered

November 21, 2011 9:58 AM

Hi Mokka

Yes, the factories, especially Honda, must take a big share of the blame. I was oversimplifying, of course. Thing is, under whose stewardship has it all gone wrong? Answer: that ***** Ezpeleta. I just can't stand the man. He's Plankton in Spongebob as far as I'm concerned, only he's got hold of the secret formula, our wonderful sport, and ruined it with his meddling. Now nobody can afford to race in the top class and the racing is dire, we've got a one make series for shopping bikes in place of the 250s and no more wonderful 125s (to be fair, we'll have to wait and see how the new Moto3 pans out). Not that I'm bitter or anything...

Macau, of course, is a bit of fun and the riders 'race' at 80%. Fact. A multiple winner told me so.

Brian Kemp - Unregistered

November 21, 2011 8:13 PM

Governments interfering in sport has always been as no no. I have known Mike Trimby for many, many years and know that , as stated in the article this is a labour of love for Mike and the riders that he manages to attract to this end of season event. Each year we meet at the Australian GP and chat about old times and indeed what is happening now. The one major thing that is always evident is the ultimate in enthusiasm for the sport of motorcycle racing and the way that Mike treats all the riders as if they were family. This is why the riders go to Macau and the governemnt will never replace this loyalty. Good bye Macau GP.

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