Dan Kneen to Macau Grand Prix

Motorcycle Racing

Manx TT star Dan Kneen will race at the Macau Grand Prix in November, he has confirmed.

Just days after taking second place in the British Supersport Cup championship, the Marks Bloom Racing ace said he is looking forward to his first competitive trip to the streets of Macau.

The Braddan rider went into the final round the of the British Championship season at Oulton Park at the weekend lying second in the Supersport Cup standings and just two points behind the leader.

Mechanical problems hindered his qualifying performance and he endured a difficult race. However, he did enough to ensure he finished second overall.

It has been a tremendous short circuit season for the young racer, taking five podium finishes, two wins and points in the main British Supersport championship on four occasions.

Nothing has been confirmed for 2011, but Kneen is aiming to return to the BSB paddock.

In the meantime, he will conclude his 2010 season at Macau, riding a superstock 1000 BMW from Duffus, Morrison Racing.

Talking about the event, which runs from November 18-21, Kneen said:

"It will be good, a first trip for me, it will be a good experience and I am looking forward to it"

He is also representing the Isle of Man at the Celtic Match Races at Jurby airfield this weekend.

Reflecting on his British championship season, Kneen spoke of his gratitude to sponsors Marks Bloom Accountants, Slick Performance, Manx Gas, the Isle of Man Steam Packet, London Suzuki Centre, Wemoto, Speedycom, Paul Dedman, Leovince, Hein Gericke Chester, AM Leathers, Goodridge, Quine and Cubbon and his mechanic Wayne Engerton.