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Preview: 45th Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix

Also bound to attract attention will be the good looking but troublesome Splitlath Aprilia which will be ridden by Macau regular Mark Miller, who knows the track as well as anyone, having reached the podium in 2000 and makes his 11th appearance this year.

Practice, qualifying and warm up are at 7:30am (GMT +8) on Thursday to Saturday, while the race is scheduled to start at 3:30pm on Saturday 19th.

Guia Circuit
Length: 6.2km (3.9 miles)
Maximum width: 14m
Minimum width: 7m
Elevation changes: 30m
Lap record: 2:23.616 (153.40kph, 95.32 mph) by Stuart Easton, Kawasaki Racing Team (2010)

TV Coverage
TVB (Jade) will show the race live in Hong Kong
Guangdong TV will show the race live in China
ESPN Star Sports in Asia will show 20 minutes of recorded highlights sometime during their show on Sunday 20th
Motors TV (UK) will show the race on Dec 10 (time unknown, so check listings)
Eurosport (UK), Speed2 (USA), SportKlub (Poland), Al Jazeera (Middle East), Speed (Latin America), Telenova (Italy), and Speed (Australia) will also broadcast the race, but schedules are not yet available.



Related Pictures

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The Macau street circuit (pic: Macau Grand Prix)
William Dunlop will ride for the Davies Motorsport Team at the Classic TT
Michael Dunlop won the feature Superbilke race the Armoy Road Races from Guy Martin and Dean Harrison
Glenn Irwin and Christian Elkin with Ulster GP Clerk of the Course, Noel Johnston, and Supertwins race sponsors Maxwell Freight
Steve Plater with Bruce Charman of Prime Factors
William Dunlop leads Derek McGee and Derek Sheils in the feature Superbike race at the Walderstown Road Races
Guy Martin celebrates winning the Solo Championship race with Dan Kneen andIvan Lintin
Guy Martin at the Southern 100
Guy Martin, BMW, [Credit: BMW]
Guy Martin, Michael Dunlop and Dean Harrison on the Senior Race podium at the Southern 100
Guy Martin leads Michael Dunlop at the Southern 100
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW at the Southern 100
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW at the Southern 100
Peter Hickman on the Briggs Equipment BMW in the Senior TT
Guy Martin on the Tyco BMW in the Senior TT
Ian Hutchinson on the Senior TT podium.
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
John McGuinness celebrates his Senior TT victory with runner-up James Hillier and Ian Hutchinson

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i love rubber - Unregistered

November 15, 2011 8:00 AM

the last meeting of the year and the end of season party is in full swing.lets hope all the riders have a safe Macau 2011.It is a dangerous circuit,similar to Monaco.probably the most dangerous circuit any where on the planet to race a superbike.It is also very testing on the bikes and tyres with the heat and humidity at Macau. good luck to everybody at Macau.

McbainUK

November 16, 2011 8:05 AM

I was lucky enough to watch it in 2009, sat by the first corner after the start/finish straight. Easton was in a totally different league. An amazing place to watch a bike race, you can't believe how narrow it is in places, the stretch after Lisboa especially. Would love to be there again. Bonkers place Macau, tons of history mixed with a crazy number of massive Casinos! Come on the Blade! get that extra win.



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