Marham team lifts Macau trophy

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Motorcycling outfit Lee Hardy Racing, based at RAF Marham, came away with a trophy when teamed up with Morecambe’s John McGuinness for the 61st Macau Grand Prix.

The team have never competed at this event before. McGuinness has had an injury-interrupted 2014 but finished in seventh place at the iconic road race on the Pirtek Pro Bolt Honda. The 42-year-old had qualified 10th overall.

Lee Hardy Racing teamed up with Lee Johnson who rides the Pirtek Honda, giving a team name of Pirtek Pro Bolt Honda and made up of McGuinness and Johnson.

Johnson qualified front row and finished fourth while McGuinness bought the Pro Bolt Honda home in seventh, winning the overall team award.  

Hardy said: “This is my first time at Macau and I owe this opportunity to John for making it possible. John rode really well considering he has such little time on any bike this year, let alone ours.

“We have no data for the track so set-up was always going to hard.

“The team will definitely go back next year for another shot at being on the podium. Thank you to Pro Bolt, Mother Hubbard’s Fish & Chips, Honda, Macau GP and everyone else who helped with the trip.”