Peter Hickman won the Macau Grand Prix for the third time in four years in Saturday morning’s shortened 12-lap race.

The 31-year-old’s Smiths Racing BMW team joined forces with the Aspire-Ho by Bathams set-up for the event and it was team-mate Michael Rutter who set the early pace.

Hickman made his move on lap four with what proved to be the fastest lap of the race and stayed ahead from that point onwards.

The red flags came out three laps short of the finish following an incident involving Philip Crowe and Ben Wylie.

Behind Rutter, the top-six was completed by Martin Jessopp, Danny Webb, Gary Johnson and Horst Saiger.

Ramsey’s Andrew Dudgeon, who suffered a fracture to his spine in a crash on the second lap of the first practice, has posted a thank you message from his hospital bed in Macau.

Andy has undergone a successful operation to stabilise his spine.