Wigan racer Rob Hodson battles to finish in Macau Grand Prix

Bryn motorcycle road racer Rob Hodson battled to a brave 18th place in the weekend's ultra challenging Macau Grand Prix off the coast of China.

Tuesday, 20th November 2018, 7:50 am
Updated Tuesday, 20th November 2018, 8:54 am
Rob Hodson

The JGH racing star – with his dad Jim roaring him on from the paddock in the invitation-only race – was never expected to break into the top six in his first taste of the famed Armco-surrounded street circuit.

But is now looking forward to another crack at the race next year when he hopes to be more competitive.

The race was cut short after a spectacular crash on lap nine in which both riders escaped serious injury.

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The winner was Bathams BMW star and TT winner Peter Hickman from veteran Michael Rutter on the Bathams Honda.

Paint sprayer Hodson said he was mildly disappointed by the result – but pleased with the Superbike set up by his team of the 200mph BMW 1000RR German bike.

He said: “I feel a little disappointed with my position but delighted with the improvements in my lap times as the race went on. I posted a faster lap than four other riders in front.”