Grand Prix stamps to be issued


Michael Rutter (left) and Mick Grant are two of the former winners featuring on the commemorative stamp set

Macau Post will issue a set of commemorative stamps celebrating the 50th edition of the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix. The stamps will be available for purchase from tomorrow.

The postage stamps will feature five former champions of the competition; Michael Rutter riding his Ducati 998 to victory in 2003, inaugural winner Hiroshi Hasegawa on his winning Yamaha in 1967, Mick Grant on his Kawasaki 750 in 1977, Ron Haslam, who won six times, on his Roc Elf Honda 4 in 1987, and 1988 winner and former 500cc World Champion Kevin Schwantz on his Suzuki 500 RGR.

The limited edition stamps were announced at a press conference attended by the president of Sports Bureau, Pun Weng Kun, and the director of Macau Post, Lau Vai Meng.

The stamps are one of many other special initiatives to commemorate the race’s golden jubilee.

One of these, a commemorative Macau Pass package of two cards will feature designs depicting 2015’s winner Peter Hickman on his charge to victory and a picture from last year’s Motorcycle Grand Prix showing 2013 winner Ian Hutchinson, Michael Rutter and John McGuiness at the famous Lisboa Bend.

The two-card package retails for MOP110 and is available from Macau Pass vendors from today.

Leather workshop Worker Playground is separately marking the golden jubilee of the road race with a new merchandise collection that includes a leather motorcycle jacket, a hooded sweatshirt, leather key chain and gloves, and a range of t-shirts emblazoned with vintage images of the Grand Prix. A stand located around the Guia Circuit will be selling the items.

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