Rutter takes sixth Macau

Published: 18 November 2005

Michael Rutter has stormed to his sixth victory in the Macau GP, equalling the record set by Ron Halsam in 1987.

Rutter lead the race from start to finish on his Red Bull Honda Fireblade more than 16 seconds ahead of second place man John McGuinness.

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Third place went to Scottish road racer Les Shand on the AIM Yamaha R1 who jumped up from fifth place to take third away from Ian Lougher by almost six seconds.

Fifth place went to Ulsterman Steven Thompson ahead of American Mark Miller.

Seventh place overall went to the 600cc class winner Scotsman Steve Allan. Ian Hutchinson took second place in the class after Callum Ramsey crashed out on the last of the fifteen laps, while third place in class went to Aussie Cameron Donald.

Six European riders pulled out of the race at the end pf the first lap as a mark of respect for former World Endurance champion Bruno Bonhuil who died after a crash in the morning warmup session.

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