This weekend's Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix will be the first event for the 'Splitlath Redmond' team.

Splitlath owner John Dimbylow has joined forces with two-times Olympian and 400m and 4x400m World, European and Commonwealth champion Derek Redmond to create the newly titled squad.

Californian road-race ace Mark Miller will be at the controls of the team's RSV4, for what will be his twelfth Macau appearance.

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"This is our first race as Splitlath Redmond and we can't wait," said Dimbylow. "We haven't been to Macau before but Mark is a bit of a veteran around there so I don't think we could ask for anyone better to ride our Aprilia.

"I'm looking forward to seeing our bike racing around the streets of Macau and am confident we can have a great debut race. It's great to have Mark back with us and we're all very excited not only for Macau, but for the future of the team moving forward".

Redmond added: "This is a big moment for us, appearing for the first time as Splitlath Redmond and I'm delighted we've chosen Macau as the place to make our debut. I'm sure Mark will do the whole team proud out there."

Miller finished 23rd for Splitlath in this year's Isle of Man TT and also joined the outfit for the Knockhill and Snetterton rounds of the British Superbike Championship.

Since then he has been training back home in the USA and is raring to return to the action this week when the Motorcycle Grand Prix gets underway on Thursday.

"It's great to be back with the team, and I'm looking forward to getting back out on the bike at Macau," he said. "Since I raced at Snetterton I've been home and trained hard, got myself nice and lean and ready for the challenge.

"I'm looking forward to racing this bike on Dunlop tyres because that's what I know. The Aprilia is going to be an interesting bike to ride around there. It's going to suit the mid range of the V4 engine and yeah, there may be some parts we struggle around but over a lap we should be good."