Glenn Irwin wins red flagged Macau Grand Prix

Glenn Irwin has won the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix, albeit a truncated race. Pole sitter Irwin was the race leader when it was red flagged on the sixth lap. The results were declared and he was joined on the podium by last year’s winner Peter Hickman, and eight time winner Michael Rutter.

When the lights went out Irwin stayed ahead but was soon passed by Hickman on the first lap. Martin Jessopp got himself up into third place with Conor Cummins ending lap one in fourth. Irwin took the lead back for lap two and started to build a lead.

The gap between the front two remained at just over a second with Rutter slotting into third ahead of Jessopp. Behind the battle for the podium positions Cummins was running in a solid fifth ahead of David Johnson and Gary Johnson. Dean Harrison, Lee Johnston and Danny Webb were the top ten at the halfway stage in the race.

The first retirement of the race was Derek Sheils on lap three, with the rider pulling off at the side of the track with a bike issue. Ben Wylie joined him on the sidelines with a smoking bike on the fourth lap.  The race was red flagged on the sixth lap following a serious incident involving a rider who, at the time of writing, has not been officially named.

Irwin, Hickman and Rutter were followed by Jessopp, Cummins, Gary Johnson, Harrison, Johnston, David Johnson, and Danny Webb in the top ten.

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