The Macau GP, arguably the world’s most dangerous motorcycle street race, took place over the weekend, with Peter Hickman taking the win for 2015.
Every year, the crowd showing up at the Chinese race is a Who’s Who of serious street racers. You rarely, if ever, see MotoGP or World Superbike racers taking a stab at the event; the lineup is a collection of the true heroes of the sport, the guys who take to the public roads at events like the Isle of Man TT. We’re talking names like John McGuinness, Michael Rutter, Conor Cummins, and so on. When you consider Hickman’s win, his lineup of opponents makes it a feat to be truly proud of, despite the race’s relative obscurity.
Martin Jessopp was second, and Michael Rutter was third at the race. All three riders were on BMWs; John McGuinness was fourth on a Honda, and then BMW was in fifth, with Gary Johnson. While BMW has pulled out of official WSB sponsorship, their machines continue to perform well in other roadracing events.
Canadian Dan Kruger managed to make it to the event, despite his injuries earlier this season at Suzuka, but ended with a DNF.