Updated: Jun 19, 2019
In a gambling mecca like Macau, “All In” is something you might hear fairly frequently at the casinos that line the streets of this “special administrative” region of China. Bet big, and there is the possibility you win big. But it’s also just as likely you lose big too.
Now take that “All In” thought process, and put it to motorcycle racing. In fact, having personally witnessed bike racing here, I think George Lucas probably got his inspiration for the speeder bike scene on Endor from motorcycle racing at Macau. These riders from around the world, filled with bravery and years of experience, and surely wielding balls that are made of titanium, straddle their bike, and launch off down the track at speeds that boggle the mind. Their helmets and elbows quite literally scraping the armco and concrete walls that line the Guia circuit.
It is exhilarating to watch. Spine tingling. Every second of the race or practice, you can feel these riders are honestly toeing the line between life and death. Being the enormous fan of motorcycle racing that I am, I couldn’t have been more overjoyed to get up every day at 6:30am to walk to the track for the day’s first bike session and watch these athletes go “All In” around this spectacular race track.
Long and the short of it, I need to cover bikes more often. Enjoy the insanity that is the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix…..
Don’t forget to check out my favorite images of the Formula 3, WTCC and Macau GT Cup action as well!