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Nov 18, 2010

A Preview Of This Coming Weekend's 44th Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix


The IGT superbike team are in China to take part in the Macau Grand Prix for the first time.

The team, run by Robin Croft's SMT British Superbike team, are in a confident mood as they prepare for the iconic 6.9km Guia street circuit for the first time.

Previous Macau GP winner and TT legend John McGuinness will ride the SMT Honda 1000cc superbike and for the Macau event, established SMT sponsors are joined by IGT - International Game Technology - the foremost manufacturer of casino gaming machines in the world.

John McGuinness: "The team are a really great bunch of guys and the bike is well sorted after a good season in BSB. I'm expecting the bike to go well here in Macau and can't wait to get out there to show what it can do!"

Alec Tague, Crew Chief: "We've worked hard to set the bike up to John's liking and for the unique demands of the Macau Guia circuit. We're really pleased that John was immediately comfortable with the bike after the first test. We're ready to go!"

Robin Croft, SMT Team Owner: "It's great to be here in Macau and I must say a special thank you to Fergus Dalgarno at who have not only supported us all season in the BSB series but who have also made our participation here possible. We're all looking forward to an exciting few days."

Final Qualifying: 07.30 on Friday 19 November

Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix 15.15 on Saturday 20 November

All times local (GMT+8)