John MacDonald (racing driver)

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John MacDonald (born May 27, 1936 in Worcester) is a racing car driver and a motor-cycle racer of Hong Kong. He was originally from England, where he started his career racing motorcycles, then cars until he served at the National service.[1] He then lived in Hong Kong and raced as a competitor of Hong Kong, where he owned a garage business. He is best known as the most successful driver in Macau Grand Prix in the early 1970s.

He is only person who won all international races of Macau; Macau Grand Prix (1965, 1972,[2] 1973[3] and 1975), Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix (1969) and Guia Race (1972). Also he is the most Macau Grand Prix winner with 4 wins and the first winner of the Guia Race in 1972.

Besides Macau, he also won four times at the Malaysian Grand Prix.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.teamdan.com/people/m.html
  2. ^ "520 entries". New Straits Times. 1973-11-16. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 
  3. ^ "Sports in brief". Bangor Daily News. 1973-11-19. Retrieved 2010-10-16. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Albert Poon
Macau Grand Prix
Winner

1965
Succeeded by
Mauro Bianchi
Preceded by
Hiroshi Hasegawa
Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix
Winner

1969
Succeeded by
Benny Hidajat
Preceded by
Jan Bussell
Macau Grand Prix
Winner

1972 - 1973
Succeeded by
Vern Schuppan
Preceded by
Vern Schuppan
Macau Grand Prix
Winner

1975
Succeeded by
Vern Schuppan
Preceded by
none
Guia Race winner
1972
Succeeded by
Peter Chow