Macau GP lap record holder Stuart Easton is preparing for his return to the Guia circuit this weekend and says he is in a good place after a decent season in British Superbikes.
The Hawick man will be on the same PBM Kawasaki ZX-10R he campaigned for all of 2014 and says despite a gap, he should be able to pick up where he left off in 2011.
“I’m in a good place, because I’m riding the bike I’ve been riding all year, and towards the end of the season we came good. I know the bike, and I know Macau, so I should be able to pick up where I left off. I’ve raced there eight times and won once on the 600 then three times on the Superbike, and it’s a race I’ve always enjoyed," said Easton, speaking to bikesportnews.com..
“Well, I’ve won before but the thing with Macau is it’s such a sketchy place that you don’t ever want to give the big talk before you go. I’m with a strong team, but there’s some serious opposition this year.
“Michael Rutter has won it eight times so you’re never going to bet against him doing it again, and he’s just one of a very strong field. McGuinness can always be trusted to pull it out of the bag; then there’s Gaz Johnson, Hutchy, and people like Martin Jessopp before you even bring in the Americans and other Europeans.
“But I’m not talking myself down. I love Macau. I enjoy it because it’s different and it’s scary. It’s not like anywhere else I’ve ever ridden, and as a rider it’s somewhere you have to love and feel confident about; otherwise you wouldn’t go. For the past three years I’ve been sat at home watching live timing and wishing I was there, so it’s great to have another go.”
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