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Michael Rutter

Rutter wins eighth Macau crown to stretch record

"The King of Macau," runner-up Martin Jessopp called him, and no one came close to dethroning Michael Rutter as he extended his record number of Macau Grand Prix motorcycle wins to eight yesterday.

Monday, 19 November, 2012, 3:16am

Bike king Rutter wins eighth Macau GP crown

Michael Rutter extended his record number of Macau Grand Prix motorbike race wins on Sunday with a consummate display to claim his second successive title and eighth overall.

The 40-year-old beat last year’s runner-up, Martin Jessopp, into second place again, while Simon Andrews, in his first race back since a crash in the Isle of Man TT left his body in pieces, finished third.

18 Nov 2012 - 7:04pm

Da Costa wins Macau Grand Prix

Antonio Felix Da Costa of Portugal won the Macau Grand Prix at the third time of asking on Sunday, leading almost from start to finish in his country’s former colony.

The Carlin driver, part of Formula One team Red Bull’s Junior Team, started on pole but briefly lost the lead to Mucke Motorsport’s Felix Rosenqvist of Sweden at the start.

18 Nov 2012 - 5:36pm

Pole sitter Da Costa singing in the rain

Antonio 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.

18 Nov 2012 - 3:22am

Riders reflect on death of colleague at Macau GP

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 with the death of Hong Kong touring car racer Phillip Yau Wing-choi yesterday.

17 Nov 2012 - 3:05am

Seventh title for Rutter is bittersweet

The frustrating wait is over with the monkey finally lifting off Michael Rutter's back, as he becomes the first man to win seven Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix races yesterday, ending a six-year win drought.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Bring back Trimby next year, demand bikers

All the hanging around, waiting for the weather to clear and the action to begin must have given the riders in the Motorcycle Grand Prix time to reflect on what course of action to take regarding the last farewell of Mike Trimby.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Rutter's 'last-chance' bid for bike record

Michael Rutter's bid to enter the record books by becoming the first person to win the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix seven times has taken on an added urgency after a shadow was cast over the 45-year-old race yesterday.

19 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Top commentator is GP accident victim

The action hadn't even started but the 58th Macau Grand Prix has already claimed its first victim, with the renowned international motorcycle commentator Chris Carter being laid up in hospital.

The widely respected Carter, 70, fell and broke his shoulder in his hotel room and is due to undergo an operation.

17 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Flying Scotsman makes it three in a row

It was meant to be one of the closest duels in history, but it turned out to be a one-man show as Scotland's Stuart Easton roared to his third successive Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix title yesterday in one of the most dominant victories in years.

21 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Record there for the taking, Easton says

Stuart Easton does not like getting ahead of himself but the flying Scotsman feels he could write his name into the record books as the most successful rider at the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix.

14 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

'Clueless' Rutter hopes for seventh victory

Record-chasing Michael Rutter is well versed in what it takes to win in Macau, but he revealed he was clueless as he bids to beat hot favourite Stuart Easton and become the most successful rider in the history of the Motorcycle Grand Prix.

21 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Rutter in command as Martin suffers deja vu

Moorish Hill holds bad memories for Briton Guy Martin and yesterday it came back to haunt him. Martin was ruled out of the 42nd Motorcycle Grand Prix tomorrow after he was knocked out in a crash in yesterday's practice run.

14 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Aiming past the rocket

It's a record Michael Rutter has been chasing for two years but it remains as elusive as ever. This time, Rutter thinks he can finally crack it as he attempts to break one of motorcycling's most amazing records when he lines up in next weekend's Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix.

9 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Rutter bids to join Haslam at summit

Michael Rutter will return to next month's Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix looking for a sixth victory and a place in the record books alongside Ron Haslam, organisers of the November 19 race have announced.

Haslam set his record in a phenomenal run during the early 1980s and no man has come close to breaking his mark on the tricky 6.12km Guia circuit . . . until now.

11 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

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