Isle of Man TT star Peter Hickman quickest in Macau

Peter Hickman on his way to a record-breaking victory in Friday's Senior TT race
Peter Hickman on his way to a record-breaking victory in Friday's Senior TT race

Peter Hickman has posted the fastest time in the opening qualifying session at the Macau Grand Prix.

The Lincolnshire rider was just under a second quicker than the event's most successful ever rider Michael Rutter, with Danny Webb third quickest.

In an earlier session, Andrew Dudgeon from the Isle of Man and Spain's Raul Torras were injured in crashes.

Organisers said both men had been taken to hospital where they were "under observation".

The Macau motorcycle grand prix will take place on Saturday over 12 laps.

Hickman will be bidding for a third victory having previously won the event in 2015 and 2016, while Michael Rutter will be going for a ninth win.