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SPORTS WATCH

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 17 November, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 17 November, 2001, 12:00am

48th Macau Grand Prix (live)


Jade, 9.30am


Jade's Guia circuit coverage improves every year, with informed commentary, cockpit and pillion cameras and prang-hungry film crews hovering from virtually every angle at the shunt-infested Lisboa Corner. This morning's 15-lap bike race promises excitement with every turn as Macau's undulating 6.2-kilometre course challenges the world's fastest and most fearless road racers, some of whom have been itching to ride there since a foot-and-mouth outbreak put the brakes on this year's Isle of Man TT race. The motorcycle grand prix is often the most exciting race of the Macau meeting as the Guia track is only seven metres wide and riders have more room to manoeuvre than their four-wheeled counterparts. Look out for the 1,000cc field which includes 1999 winner and lap-record holder Briton David Jefferies (above) on a V&M Racing machine and compatriots John McGuinness and Gus Scott on Hondas. Ian Lougher, one of Britain's top road racers, will be worth watching on a Suzuki while veteran Roger Bennett takes his 13th shot at victory on a Red Bull Ducati and Germany's Thomas Ochsenreiter is postponing retirement for one more crack at the Guia track on his Yamaha. Law Hong-ching and David Lee fly Hong Kong's flag on Yamahas.


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