Editorial Note: Only one American, Mark Miller, is entered in the 2016 Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix.
Suncity Group Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix – 50th Edition
Former Champions Return to Macao for Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix Golden Jubilee
The Macau Grand Prix Organizing Committee (MGPOC) today confirmed three-time champion Sadeo Asami will join former winners Mick Grant, Phillip McCallen and Steve Plater for the Golden Jubilee celebrations marking the 50th edition of the legendary race.
The four returning champions each represent a decade in the extraordinary history of what has become one of the most respected motorcycle road races in the world: Sadeo Asami took three wins in 1978, ’79 and ’80; Mick Grant straddled the decades, with Guia Circuit success in 1977 and ’84; Isle of Man legend Phillip McCallen won in 1996; while Steve Plater took two Macao victories in 2006 and ’07.
In addition to the returning champions, five former winners will compete against a strong international field for what will be a milestone victory: John McGuinness, Stuart Easton, Ian Hutchinson, defending champion Peter Hickman, and the undisputed Two Wheel King of Macao, eight-time winner Michael Rutter.They bring the total number of two-wheel heroes who have been victorious on the Guia Circuit who will compete in or attend the Golden Jubilee celebrations to nine.
A number of activities have been planned to mark the Golden Jubilee, including a display of competing and classic motorcycles at Tap Seac Square the weekend prior to the Grand Prix, and a classic bike parade on the Guia Circuit on Saturday, November 19th. In addition, Macao Post is marking the occasion with a set of commemorative postage stamps for the 50th edition of the event.
The Suncity Group Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix – 50th Edition is one of four headline races on the seven-race programme for the November 17-20 event. Please visit www.macau.grandprix.gov.mo for more information.