Hickman takes Macau Grand Prix victory at first attempt

Published: 21 November 2015

Peter Hickman has continued his amazing transformation from short circuit to road racing specialist with an amazing first-attempt victory at the 2015 Macau Grand Prix, after translating a front row start into a controlling race win.

Hickman, who qualified for last year’s event but failed to start the race after crash damage ruled him out, started from second on the grid, and spent the first half of the race hunting down pole man Martin Jessopp eventually moving from two and a half seconds down to take the win by the same margin.

The pair’s pace was so hot at the front, in fact, that they were able to pull out a lead of fifteen seconds over the chasing battle for third during the twelve-lap race.

That battle was just as intense as the one for the lead, however, as Gary Johnson, Michael Rutter, Ian Hutchinson and John McGuinness trading places for most of the race, with Rutter taking the final podium spot and McGuinness nicking fourth from Johnson on the final lap.