BMW Sweeps the Macau GP Podium.

Macau's 50th Grand Prix proved to be the best year yet for BMW Motorrad.

The 50th Macau Grand Prix proved to be the best yet for BMW Motorrad as Peter Hickman led a BMW-podium lockout. Macau has always been the traditional end of season race for much of the racing world, one last big battle before the winter break. It carried on this tradition in 2016, once again producing a thrilling battle for victory for those race fans looking for one last big-bike battle. Heading into the race, Peter Hickman on the Bathams/SMT BMW was a clear favourite after achieving his first win at the circuit in 2015. But it was Martin Jessopp who, on the Riders BMW, claimed pole position, the BSB regular keen to break his win-less run at the Far Eastern track. With Macau specialist Michael Rutter taking the third spot on the grid, the 12-lap race was sure to be the usual thrilling affair.

From seventh on the grid, Hickman shot forward as Rutter tried to escape with Jessopp out the front. The BMW-duo were joined by Macau rookie Glenn Irwin, who produced an incredible fight between the armco barriers.

By half race distance Hickman had caught the leaders and made the podium battle an entirely BMW affair. The S 1000 RR has dominated the roads this season with Dunlop and Hutchinson and it again proved to be the machine to have around the Guia course.

By half race distance Hickman had caught the leaders and made the podium battle an entirely BMW affair. The S 1000 RR has dominated the roads this season with Dunlop and Hutchinson and it again proved to be the machine to have around the Guia course.

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Fighting out the front continued between Jessopp and Rutter, their battle allowing Hickman to inch closer every lap. An issue late in the race dropped Jessopp from the lead, leaving the two shinning gold Bathams/SMT BMW machines to do battle for the top step of the podium.

With a lap to go, Hickman hit the front and never looked back. Half a second separated the golden BMW team-mates as Hickman claimed his second win at the Macau Grand Prix in a row. Jessopp rallied after his issue to hold onto third place and complete an all BMW podium.

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Outside of the top three, Stuart Easton, on a third Bathams/SMT BMW, crossed the line in sixth with Ian Hutchinson down in eighth place.

The result marks a fantastic end to a historic road racing season for BMW Motorrad.

Pictures thanks to the Macau Grand Prix.