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Following a successful TT 2013 - Graham English - Fix Auto - Tiva Engineering - motoscot
motorcycle racing team were invited to compete at the Macau Grand Prix - China


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Macau Grand Prix

The Macau Grand Prix is a motor-racing event held
annually in
Macau, one of China's Special
Administrative Regions

It is known for being the only street circuit racing event
in which both car and motorcycle races are held

Every year in November hundreds of racing drivers and
riders compete in different categories of motor-racing,
including single-seaters, touring cars and motorbikes

- with an estimated 200,000 spectators attending for the six-day, 13 race event held over two weekends


The Macau Grand Prix was originally conceived in 1954 as a treasure hunt around the streets of the city, but shortly after it was suggested that the hunt's track could host a professional racing event for local motor enthusiasts

The race continued as an amateur race until 1966 with the motorcycle race being introduced in 1967 - it is a street circuit with a combination of fast straights and tight corners

It is recognised as one of the most challenging circuits in the world
  • Length: 3.8 miles (6.2 km)
  • Minimum width: 22.8 feet (7 m)

Road racing and endurance riders from 11 countries
and territories took to the Guia Circuit street course
of 3.8 miles for the 47th Star River-Windsor Arch
Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix November 14-16 2013

In contrast to the IOM TT where each rider starts at
a 10 second interval , the Macau street race is a
mass start

Graham English raced the FIX Auto – Tiva Engineering
BMW S1000RR, built in Superstock trim


                         The Team - left to right
Steve Grover - Graham English - Sam Smith - Terry Gilbert

                               The Team in pit lane

                             Graham on track

      One of the toughest street circuits in the world!

With the 15-lap race having run 75% of its scheduled distance, officials declared the race complete, following an on course crash

Results were determined by the lap-11 running order, Hutchinson took the win with Rutter finishing second,
his 14th podium finish in 19 races at Macau

Third place went to Quattro Plant Racing’s Gary Johnson

Graham English achieved an 18th position with a time of
29:37,694 - maximum speed of 136.62kph and a best lap
time of 2:37,625

Hutchinson started from pole position, but the Muir Yamaha pilot fell behind his three rivals in the early going

Once past Rutter, Hutchinson was uncatchable in the shortened race

Steve enjoying a pint with 'Hutchy'-  a win well earned!