Michael Rutter wins Macau Grand Prix for eighth time
Last Updated: 18/12/12 4:57pm
Michael Rutter: Master of Macau
Britain's Michael Rutter has claimed an eighth victory in the Macau Grand Prix.
The 40-year-old from Wordsley increased his record-breaking tally of wins in the street-circuit race as he came home 4.918 seconds clear of Martin Jessopp.
Quattro Plant rider Gary Johnson took the lead from the grid but he was overtaken on the first lap by Rutter on board his Jezac SMT Honda.
Rutter then remained in command despite the best efforts of his former BSB team-mate Jessopp.
Simon Andrews completed the all-British podium after he made a late move through the field to snatch third place from Johnson.
The week at Macau was marred by tragedy with the deaths of two competitors in as many days during qualification and racing was also postponed a day following rain on Saturday.
The Formula Three race was won by Carlin driver and polesitter Antonio Da Costa of Portugal in 38 minutes, 02.845 seconds.
Sweden's Felix Rosenqvist took second while third place went to Alex Lynn of Great Britain.