Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix cancelled because of quarantine requirements

The Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix has been cancelled after overseas riders decided to stay away from the showpiece event owing to the 14-day quarantine imposed by the Macanese government.

In an expected move, organizers of the two-wheel race, which was first held on the 6.2-kilometer Guia in 1967, said the event will not be held this year as many teams and riders have indicated that they were not prepared to undergo the 14-day quarantine period upon arrival in Macau.

That means regular Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix stars such as nine-time champion Michael Rutter and other notable British riders such as three-time winner Peter Hickman and former winner John McGuinness will give the event a miss this year.