Macau, China, 20 Nov – Stuart Easton cruises to a third consecutive Macau Grand Prix victory today, ahead of Michael Rutter, Jeremy Toye and Simon Andrews.
Stuart Easton has won the 44th Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix for the third year in a row after a commanding performance during the 2010 edition of the 6.2-kilometre street-racing event.
The Scot has been the unrivalled force around the infamous Guia circuit since winning on his debut in 2008, though this victory is his first with Kawasaki having achieved his other successes on a Honda.
Having yielded pole position to British Superbike rival Michael Rutter, Easton was never headed from the start of the race.
Although Rutter maintained close tabs with Easton for around seven of the nine laps, particularly after a determined mid-race push, a late burst of speed by Easton would see him pull a margin of more than ten seconds.
The fight for the final podium position went down to the wire, with BMW’s Jeremy Toye overhauling Simon Andrews on the final lap to cross the line ahead by less than a second.
A strong event for the British contingent, Gary Johnson, John McGuinness and James Storrar were fifth, sixth and seventh, ahead of Australia’s Cameron Donald, while James McBride and Keith Amor completed the top ten.
Race results of the 2010 Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix:
1. Stuart Easton GBR Kawasaki SRT 21mins 43.951s
2. Michael Rutter GBR Team of Paris AXA Ducati +10.896s
3. Jeremy Toye USA Lee’s Cycles BMW+24.011s
4. Simon Andrews GBR MSS Colchester Kawasaki +24.709s
5. Gary Johnson GBR Mocha AIM Suzuki+32.668s
6. John McGuinness GBR IGT/Sorrymate.com Honda+40.194s
7. James Storrar GBR DMR BMW+43.767s
8. Cameron Donald AUS Relentless Suzuki +52.861s
9. James McBride GBR Pazzo Yamaha +55.714s
10. Keith Amor GBR Kawasaki SRT +58.764s