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.
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)
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.