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Macau GP: Irwin 'gutted' by late retirement

'I'd love to come back again next year with the PBM Be Wiser Ducati Team and finish the job off' - Glenn Irwin.
PBM Be Wiser Ducati rider Glenn Irwin couldn't hide his disappointment after the Northern Ireland rider saw his hopes of a podium finish at the 50th Macau Grand Prix thwarted.

Irwin, who was making his debut at the event, was forced out of third place with a lap to go with a technical problem with the Panigale R.

The 26-year-old had enjoyed a battle with eventual winner Peter Hickman, runner-up Michael Rutter and podium finisher Martin Jessopp in a thrilling race at the 3.8-mile Guia course until he ran into problems at the end.

“To say I'm gutted is an understatement. I felt happy running with the other three riders and the plan was to make a move on the last lap,” Irwin said.

“I pulled back half a second on Rutter on the lap before and was within 0.8 seconds of the lead when I suffered a technical problem on the penultimate lap. It's disappointing as I really felt I could have had a podium but these things happen.

“I'd like to say a massive thanks to my team, Ducati and the sponsors for making this happen and I'd love to come back again next year with the PBM Be Wiser Ducati Team and finish the job off.”


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Glenn Irwin on the PBM Ducati at the Macau Grand Prix.
Peter Hickman won the Macau Grand Prix for the second year running on the Bathams/SMT BMW.
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.
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Kawasaki at the Macau Grand Prix.
John McGuinness on the Honda Racing Fireblade at the Macau Grand Prix.
Peter Hickman on the Briggs BMW at the Macau Grand Prix
Peter Hickman on the Briggs BMW at the Macau Grand Prix
Peter Hickman on the Briggs BMW at the Macau Grand Prix
Peter Hickman on the Briggs BMW at the Macau Grand Prix.
Peter Hickman on the Briggs BMW at the Macau Grand Prix.
Michael Rutter on the Penz13.com BMW at Macau.

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Navelgazer

November 23, 2016 12:42 PM

Only watched the race last night but was really impressed with how well Glenn rode. Gutted on his behalf for the retirement. Hopefully his impressive debut in BSB on the big bike this year continues next year and he can challenge for podiums & wins.

Denman

November 19, 2016 12:21 PM

Glenn, concentrate your efforts on the BSB scene. You have a good ride with a top notch team and this will further your career better than riding on the roads. Road racing whilst exciting is small fry compared to the circuits. You have the potential to go far, don't let your forays onto the roads spoil this potential.



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