Eight-time Macau Grand Prix winner Michel Rutter says there’s still much more to come from him and his Penz13.com BMW package, after he finished the first of two qualifying sessions second to John McGuinness.
Riding the BMW S1000RR for the first time at Macau – and for the first time on the roads since the Isle of Man TT in June – the veteran racer is still to find a sweet spot in set-up – but is expecting a significant jump in the pace when he does.
“We’ve been running around all day just trying to sort the bike out! It needs a lot of changing, and we sort of ran out of time at the end of the qualifying session; we had a qualifying tyre ready to go that we didn’t get a chance to use.
I’ve just got to go quicker now tomorrow! We’ve been round here at 2:23 before and we were only doing 2:28 today, so I reckon tomorrow’s second session will be a lot faster.”