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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)
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki.
Ian Hutchinson
Tyco BMW rider Ian Hutchinson
Dan Kneen
Bruce Anstey on the Mugen machine at TT 2016.
Alastair Seeley leads his Tyco BMW team-mate Ian Hutchinson in the Superbike race at the North West 200.
Glenn Irwin won the feature Superbike race at the North West 200.
Honda Racing riders John McGuinness and Guy Martin
Alastair Seeley on the Tyco BMW Superstock machine at the North West 200.
Glenn Irwin on the PBM Ducati at the North West 200.
Michael Rutter on the Bathams BMW at the North West 200
Alastair Seeley on the Tyco BMW at the North West 200.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki at the North West 200
Alastair Seeley on the Tyco BMW at the North West 200.
Guy Martin on the Wilson Craig Honda.
Michael Rutter with Ryan Farquhar and Jeremy McWilliams at the North West 200 in 2012.

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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.

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.



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