RR »

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.



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Stuart Easton - PBM Kawasaki SRT [pic credit: Macau GCS]
Peter Hickman won the Macau Grand Prix for the second year running on the Bathams/SMT BMW.
Glenn Irwin on the PBM Ducati at the Macau Grand Prix.
Glenn Irwin on the PBM Be Wiser Ducati at the Macau Grand Prix.
Peter Hickman on the Bathams/SMT BMW at the Macau Grand Prix.
Peter Hickman on the Bathams/SMT BMW at the Macau Grand Prix.
Peter Hickman in action at the 50th Macau Grand Prix on the Bathams/SMT BMW.
Michael Rutter on the Bathams/SMT BMW at the Macau Grand Prix.
Martin Jessopp on the Riders Motorcycles BMW at the Macau Grand Prix.
Michael Rutter and John McGuinness during the pre-event press conference ahead of the 50th Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix.
Michael Rutter topped the opening practice session for the 2016 Macau Grand Prix.
Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki XR69 during the Classic Superbike race at the Classic TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Black Eagle MV Agusta at the Classic TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Black Eagle MV Agusta at the Classic TT.
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki at the Classic TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki XR69 at the Classic TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Team Classic Suzuki XR69 during practice for the Classic TT.
Michael Dunlop

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


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.



© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.