Milwaukee Yamaha's Ian Hutchinson stormed to a remarkable comeback victory at the Macau Grand Prix before hailing the feat as 'one of the most special' victories of his career.

Hutchinson, who won five Isle of Man TT races in a week in 2010 before a serious crash at Silverstone threatened to ruin his career, defeated eight-time winner Michael Rutter to take the spoils with Gary Johnson finishing third.

"It's probably one of the most special wins I've ever had with what's gone on in the last few years," he said.

"But hopefully now I can move on to carrying on back where I left off three years ago.

"I had about ten plans on what to do whatever happened before the race, but I didn't really have a plan for the one did happen.

"I knew that once Michael got past Gary I needed to go with him," he added. "I got past on the same lap and worked away."

Hutchinson was gracious in his final assessment of the race outcome, claiming Rutter may have been unlucky after the pair encountered slower riders.

"I'd rather have stayed behind Michael for a few more laps to be honest as the laps just got faster," he said.

"I took the lead and put the hammer down for a few laps to see where we were at.

"Michael came with me and I didn't really expect to pull away from him massively. I think he was a little bit unlucky with the backmarkers."

The race was stopped on lap 13 of 15 following a crash involving newcomer Dean Harrison on the RC Express Kawasaki.

 

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