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  1. Sport - China - MOTOR RACING

    Riders reflect on death of colleague at Macau GP

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by James Porteous

    ... James Porteous in Macau james.porteous@scmp.com Riders put grief aside during qualifying Less than 24 hours after the death of one of their friends and colleagues, it was back to business on a sombre day for motorcycle riders at the Macau Grand Prix yesterday. Luis Carreira of Portugal died during qualifying on Thursday, while tragedy struck the event for a second day in a row ...

  2. Sport - China - MOTOR RACING

    Macau win caps amazing comeback for Ian Hutchinson

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 05:03pm by James Porteous

    ... James Porteous in Macau TT rider was taking part in first race in 18 months after injury-plagued years English rider Ian Hutchinson won the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix on Saturday, capping ... leg- he has had 29 operations since.  After three third-place finishes at the event, Hutchinson was in tears at the end as his fellow riders queued up to congratulate him.  "It's one ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Marc Marquez escapes Malaysia grid penalty after collision in Spain

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Kuala Lumpur Lorenzo accuses MotoGP leader of putting other riders at risk after high-speed crash at Aragon Marquez lucky to escape grid penalty in Malaysia MotoGP ... that he is a very aggressive rider who puts himself and others at risk Jorge Lorenzo As well as the one-point penalty, which brings his season total to three, Marquez was stripped ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Macau Grand Prix still excites 60 years on

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 11:16pm by Mathew Scott

    ... top drivers and riders, and the motorsport stars of tomorrow," said Macau Grand Prix co-ordinator Joao Manuel Costa Antunes. This weekend will see six events contested, including ...

  5. Sport - China - MOTOR RACING

    Tragedy mars opening day of Macau Motorcycle GP

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by James Porteous

    ... James Porteous in Macau james.porteous@scmp.com Portuguese rider Luis Carreira is killed as he is thrown off bike in fiery crash at Fisherman's Bend, becoming 2nd fatality at event in seven years Tragedy mars opening day of Macau Motorcycle GP Tragedy struck on the first day of racing at the Macau Grand Prix yesterday when Portuguese motorbike rider Luis Carreira died during ...

  6. Sport - Other Sport - MOTOR RACING

    Rally legend Sebastien Loeb can't wait for Macau GP challenge

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 10:53am by Unus Alladin

    ... but the challenge still fascinates and excites Loeb, who will compete in the Porsche Carrera Cup (next Sunday) on a street circuit that has often brought drivers and riders to their knees. "This ...

  7. Sport - China - MOTOR RACING

    Safety will be paramount, Macau Grand Prix chief insists

    Posted Jun 29th 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KINWA

    ... from Hong Kong and Portuguese motorcycle rider Luis Filipe de Sousa Carreira. Antunes defended the safety of the 6.2-kilometre circuit. "We cannot say the accidents happened because ...

  8. Sport - China - MOTOR RACING

    Rutter wins eighth Macau crown to stretch record

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by James Porteous

    ... his record number of Macau Grand Prix motorcycle wins to eight yesterday. The SMT Racing rider put in another consummate display on the track he loves, popping a wheelie over the line as he ... the death of Portuguese rider Luis Carreira here on Thursday. "I was wheelchair-bound for a month or so, lost the use of everything apart from one foot, had to learn to walk again and feed ...

  9. Sport - China - MOTOR RACING

    Pole sitter Da Costa singing in the rain

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by James Porteous

    ... Felix da Costa took pole for today's Macau Grand Prix as riders in the motorcycle race were left frustrated after rain forced the event to be postponed until today. Reigning champion ... and the last one was last year so that's two in a row. "It's been a frustrating week, but at the end of the day we can race [today]." Organisers and riders were understandably ...

  10. Sport - China - MOTOR RACING

    Jamie Hamilton ready for Macau ride

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by James Porteous

    ... James Porteous in Macau james.porteous@scmp.com Rookie is ready to take on his heroes Rookie rider Jamie Hamilton grew up idolising former Macau winner and TT legend John McGuinness, but there will be no hero worship if the pair go head to head on Saturday. Hamilton, 21, looks like being the latest star in Northern Ireland's long tradition of road racing, having made a big impact in just ...



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