Rutter confirms pole

Published: 11 November 2006

Michael Rutter took a step nearer a record-breaking seventh Macau GP win, after sealing pole position for Saturday’s race around the street circuit on his Stobart Honda Fireblade.

He retained pole position in Friday's qualifying even though he failed to improve on his Thursday time, with Stobart team-mate 11-time TT winner John McGuiness in third.

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Product reviews: Click here. British riders dominate the first six positions with Guy Martin (AIM Yamaha) and Stuart Easton (Stobart Honda) in fifth and sixth.

The American Jeremy Toye (Lee Cycles Suzuki) appears to have been inspired by the presence of former world champion and Macau winner Kevin Schwantz in the American camp as he has consistently been the best non-British rider in practice and holds seventh spot for Saturday.