Stuart Easton on his way to victory at the Macau GP

Stuart Easton on his way to victory at the Macau GP

 

Stuart Easton takes stunning Macau GP win

By Phil Wain -

TT & road races

 23 November 2009 09:46

Stuart Easton won his second successive Macau GP today when he defeated Conor Cummins in a dramatic final lap shoot-out around the 3.8-mile Guia circuit.

The Hydrex/IGT Honda rider appeared to have the race sewn up when he led the PBM Kawasaki rider by over six seconds after six laps but the Manxman slowly ate into his lead in the second half of the race to set up an exciting finale.

Race Result (15 laps)
1st Stuart Easton (Hydrex IGT Honda) 36m50.910s
2nd Conor Cummins (PBM Kawasaki WSBK Team) +0.381s
3rd Ian Hutchinson (PBM Kawasaki WSBK Team) +9.792s
4th Gary Johnson (AIM Racing Suzuki) +15.598s
5th Rico Penzkofer (BMW Macau Racing Team) +24.609s
6th Michael Rutter (Team of Paris/AXA Racing Kawasaki) +31.851s
7th Simon Andrews (Team of Paris/AXA Racing Kawasaki) +34.227s
8th Luis Carreira (Benimoto Suzuki Cetelem) +35.207s
9th Jeremy Toye (Lee’s Cycles Racing) +35.493s
10th Stephen Thompson (Robinson Concrete Honda) +43.857s

Other British
14th James McBride (East Coast Racing Yamaha)
16th James Hillier (AIM Racing Suzuki)
17th Mark Buckley (Jentin Racing Yamaha)
18th James Storrar (DMR Racing Yamaha)

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