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Easton makes it three-in-a-row in Macau

Stuart Easton cruises to a third consecutive Macau Grand Prix victory, ahead of Michael Rutter, Jeremy Toye and Simon Andrews.
Stuart Easton has won the Macau Grand Prix for the third year in a row after a commanding performance during the 2010 edition of the street-racing event.

The Scot has been the unrivalled force around the infamous Guia circuit since winning on his debut in 2008, though this victory is his first with Kawasaki having achieved his other successes on a Honda.

Having yielded pole position to British Superbike rival Michael Rutter, Easton was never headed from the start of the race.

Although Rutter maintained close tabs with Easton for around seven of the nine laps, particularly after a determined mid-race push, a late burst of speed by Easton would see him pull a margin of more than ten seconds.

Though Easton – who was lucky to avoid hitting a cat on the final lap of the race - was victorious with the Paul Bird Motorsport team in Macau, he will be switching to Kawasaki machinery full-time in 2011 after signing a deal to race with MSS Colchester in BSB.

The fight for the final podium position went down to the wire, with BMW's Jeremy Toye overhauling Simon Andrews on the final lap to cross the line ahead by less than a second.

A strong event for the British contingent, Gary Johnson, John McGuinness and James Storrar were fifth, sixth and seventh, ahead of Australia's Cameron Donald, while James McBride and Keith Amor completed the top ten.



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916 - Unregistered

November 21, 2010 11:58 AM

Am a Schwantz fan, saw his save a Donington on the GSXR750 at the Transatlantic, after witnessing that its hard not to be a fan, but from memory, did he not do Macau on his 500 G.P Suzuki when all previous riders had used superbikes? hardly fair then to say he did the lap record by 7 seconds.



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