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Admin 14th November 2019 09:00 AM

Peter Hickman claims provisional pole for 53rd Macau GP
Peter Hickman claimed provisional pole for Saturday’s Suncity Group 53rd Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix with a dominant display on Thursday.

Hickman, who is seeking his fourth victory in the prestigious race in southern China, posted the fastest lap so far in the afternoon qualifying session.


The MGM by Bathams BMW rider lapped the 3.8-mile Guia course in 2m 25.100s, which put him 1.7 seconds clear of team-mate Michael Rutter on the Honda RC213V-S.

Hickman began the day in the same vein as he led the way in free practice by one second from Rutter.

John McGuinness maintained his impressive start to the event as he improved to third position and a provisional front row start on the Tak Chu Group by PBM Ducati V4. The Morecambe man, who is riding the Scott Redding’s British Superbike title-winning bike, was two seconds off the pace set by Hickman.

Australian David Johnson also had a fine ride on the second of Paul Bird’s Ducati machines as he went fourth fastest, half-a-second behind team-mate McGuinness.

[I]Derek Sheils was the top Irish rider in sixth place[/I]

Top European competitor Horst Saiger was next on his Yamaha R1 while Derek Sheils, riding for Northern Ireland’s Burrows Engineering/RK Racing Suzuki team, was a solid sixth.

Fermanagh’s Lee Johnston, who sat out the event last year, was seventh on the Ashcourt Racing BMW ahead of Davey Todd (MGM by Penz BMW), who is competing at Macau for only the second time.

Michael Sweeney (MJR BMW) was 15th in front of Ian Hutchinson, who is back at Macau for the first time since 2016 on the Team Milwaukee with SMT BMW.

Waterford’s Brian McCormack finished the session in 17th on the ON-1 Racing BMW, with Paul Jordan in 18th on the Dafabet Devitt Kawasaki.
Final qualifying takes place on Friday ahead of Saturday’s 12-lap race, which is scheduled for 07:55 GMT.[/B]

PJ 14th November 2019 09:33 AM

Re: Peter Hickman claims provisional pole for 53rd Macau GP
6th is fair going for Shiels :thumbsup2:

Admin 14th November 2019 05:33 PM

Re: Peter Hickman claims provisional pole for 53rd Macau GP
[B]2019 Macau GP - Timetable & Schedule[/B]
Session Date IRL time

[QUOTE]Free Practice Thu - 14 Nov (Wed 13 Nov) 23.30 - 00.30 (13 > 14 Nov)

Qualifying 1 Thu - 14 Nov 08.05 - 08.50

Qualifying 2 Fri - 15 Nov (Thu 14 Nov)23.30 - 00.15 (14 > 15 Nov)

Warm-up Sat - 16 Nov 03.50 - 04.10

RACE Sat - 16 Nov 07.55 - 08.55[/QUOTE]

Watch it live here ; [url][/url]
2019 Suncity Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix - 53rd Edition[/B]
No. Rider Nat. Team Motorcycle
2 Craig Neve GBR Callmac Scaffolding Racing BMW S1000RR
3 David Morgan GBR DM71 BMW S1000RR
4 John McGuinness GBR Tak Chun Group by PBM Ducati Ducati V4 Panigale
7 Gary Johnson GBR Ashcourt Racing BMW HP4 Carbon
8 Michael Rutter GBR MGM by Bathams Honda RC213V
9 Ian Hutchinson GBR Team Milwaukee with SMT BMW S1000RR
11 Dominic Herbertson GBR Dafabet Devitt Racing Kawasaki ZX-10RR
13 Lee Johnston GBR Ashcourt Racing BMW S1000RR
14 Andrea Silva Pires PRT Beauty Machines Racing Team Yamaha R1
17 Robert Kruger CAN MGM by Penz13 BMW S1000RR
20 David Johnson AUS Tak Chun Group by PBM Ducati Ducati V4 Panigale
22 Paul Jordan GBR Dafabet Devitt Racing Kawasaki ZX-10RR
26 Didier Grams GER G&G Motorsport BMW S1000RR
38 Erno Kostamo FIN MGM by Penz13 BMW S1000RR
40 Horst Saiger AUT Saiger Racing Yamaha R1
44 Robert Hodson GBR JGH Racing BMW S1000RR
45 Marek Cerveny CZE Wepol Racing BMW S1000RR
49 Raul Torras Martinez ESP Torras Racing Team Kawasaki ZX-10RR
54 Steve Heneghan IRL Reactive Parts Ducati V4 S
62 Samuel West GBR PRL BMW S1000RR
65 Michael Sweeney IRL Martin Jones Racing BMW S1000RR
71 Phillip Crowe GBR Handtrans - Lee Jackson - AC BMW S1000RR
74 Davey Todd GBR MGM by Penz13 BMW S1000RR
82 Derek Shiels IRL Burrows Engineering / RK Racing Suzuki GSX-R1000
88 Peter Hickman GBR MGM by Bathams BMW S1000RR
111 Brian McCormack IRL ON-1 Racing BMW S1000RR
182 Xavier Denis FRA Optimark by performanX Honda CBR1000RR

Onboard with Hickey ;


Admin 15th November 2019 01:50 PM

Re: Peter Hickman claims provisional pole for 53rd Macau GP
Peter Hickman stormed to pole position for the 53rd Suncity Group Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix earlier today to underline his status as the red-hot favourite as he chases a fourth victory in tomorrow’s race.

Riding the MGM by Bathams BMW, Hickman topped free practice and both qualifying sessions at the 3.8-mile Guia circuit on the S1000RR and will take all the beating in the 12-lap finale to the 2019 roads season in southern China.

His time of 2m 25.100s secured pole on Friday, albeit by just two-tenths-of-a-second from team-mate and eight-time Macau winter Michael Rutter (MGM by Bathams Honda RC213V-S).


Rutter, who last won at Macau in 2012, finished as the runner-up behind Hickman last year and will be aiming to go one better as he rides the MotoGP-based Honda for the second year.

Impressive Aussie David Johnson completes the front row after a strong performance on the Tak Chun Group by PBM Ducati.

Johnson, making his debut on a Ducati at Macau, lapped in 2m 26.093s as he claimed third place in the grid, just over half-a-second back on Rutter.

His team-mate, 23-time Isle of Man TT winner John McGuinness, heads up the second row following a lap in 2m 26.252s, where he is joined by Northern Ireland’s Lee Johnston (Ashcourt BMW) in fifth. The top six was completed by Horst Saiger (Yamaha R1).

Emo Kostamo (MGM by Penz BMW) had a very strong session as he qualified seventh ahead of Gary Johnson (Ashcourt BMW) and Phil Crowe (Handtrans/Lee Jackson BMW).

Ian Hutchinson was ninth fastest overall on the Team Milwaukee by SMT Racing BMW as he makes his return to the event for the first time since 2016.

Didier Grams (G&G Motorsport BMW) and Davey Todd (MGM by Penz BMW) rounded out the first 12 on the time-sheets.

Derek Sheils was the leading Republic of Ireland rider in 13th on the Burrows Engineering/RK Racing Suzuki ahead of Brian McCormack from Waterford (ON-1 Racing BMW).

Michael Sweeney (MJR BMW), Steve Heneghan (reactive Parts Ducati V4S) and Ulsterman Paul Jordan (Dafabet Devitt Kawasaki) were 17th, 18 and 19th respectively, while Saintfield man Davy Morgan qualified in 26th on his DM71 BMW.

The race on Saturday is scheduled to start at 07:55 GMT.

featherduster 16th November 2019 09:20 AM

Re: Peter Hickman claims provisional pole for 53rd Macau GP
race postponed /cancelled due to two crashes


PJ 18th November 2019 08:31 AM

Re: Peter Hickman claims provisional pole for 53rd Macau GP
[QUOTE=featherduster;3582863]race postponed /cancelled due to two crashes


Disaster! Lucky there was nobody seriously hurt.
Daft decision to declare the result too. Hicky can't be happy.

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