Peter Hickman and Bridgnorth's Michael Rutter finished first and second in Saturday's 50th Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix to give Bathams/SMT Racing the perfect end to their highly successful season. And with Stuart Easton taking a strong sixth, it was an extremely enjoyable trip to the Far East venue for the team.


John McGuinness was left to ponder what might have been in Saturday's 50th running of the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix when a bad start left him outside the top ten but with some tenacious overtaking manoeuvres, the Honda Racing rider fought his way back up to seventh at the chequered flag.

The Morecambe Missile was making his 19th visit to the Far East venue and the week got off to a solid start on Thursday when, after posting the fifth fastest time in free practice, he took over two and a half seconds off his lap time in the first qualifying session later that afternoon to take provisional fourth on the grid.


Dan Cooper ended his 2016 International road racing season on a high on Saturday when he claimed a superb tenth place in Saturday's 50th Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix.

Making his fourth visit to the Far East venue, it was the 29-year old's second top ten finish at the event whilst he also set a new personal best lap of the 3.8-mile circuit.

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Current Southern 100 Solo Champion Guy Martin has confirmed to Race Organisers that he will not be at this year's Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 International Road Races which commence on Monday evening 11 th July.


Congratulations Leanne, don't let Vince hear the end of it thank you! Commiserations to Craig Smith who was leading at the halfway stage but dropped to second and Royce Farrell who finished third. 

An expert as I am in predicting race outcomes and managing race teams, I finished 60th of 66 this year which is possibly an improvement! For the full list of finishing positions - brought to you by the ever patient Terry Scott (Ronno) - click read more. 


An update on Brother Graham's recovery. He has asked us to post this for him as a lot of people have been asking how he is doing.
Thank you Barry Clay for the photo