McGuinness and Jessopp to ride PBM Ducatis at Macau GP
ENGLISH riders John McGuinness and Martin Jessopp will team up with Eden-based Paul Bird Motorsport to ride the factory-backed Be Wiser Ducati Panigale Rs at the 52nd Macau Grand Prix in November.
The team are reigning champions following Glenn Irwin’s victory last year on only his second visit to the 6.12km Circuito Da Guia aboard. After the race he said had no plans to return so the team has secured the services of 23-times TT winner McGuinness for the annual race alongside British superbikes ace Jessopp.
Lancastrian McGuinness sampled victory for Paul Bird’s team back in 2001 and recently returned from injury to take a win at the Classic TT, so is looking forward to competing again at Macau.
He will be joined by Yeovil’s Jessopp who took his debut win at this year’s North West 200 as well as posting a string of top seven results at the Isle of Man TT Races.