Rutter happy with TT finish

Dudley News: l Michael Rutter during qualifying for the 2014 Isle of Man TT. Photo: Stephen Davison. l Michael Rutter during qualifying for the 2014 Isle of Man TT. Photo: Stephen Davison.

MICHAEL Rutter said he is delighted with his overall Isle of Man TT performance.

Despite suffering some issues along the way, Rutter managed to bring the BMW 1000RR home to three respectable top ten finishes before the contest concluded last Friday.

The first of the two superbike races saw him finish in fifth place despite struggling with handling issues.

Changes for the second superbike race of the event made the bike more stable but harder to turn. Adjustments in the pit meant that Rutter made his way back up from 14th place to finish in ninth, claiming third fastest lap in the class overall on his very last lap.

A fierce race from Rutter in the superstock class meant he was lying fourth on the last lap, however, a full tank of fuel wasn’t enough to see him maintain this to the chequered flag and Rutter had to coast his BMW home to a sixth place finish, with his bike running out of fuel from Creg Ny Baa.

Rutter said: “Overall I’m really delighted with the results, for me to finish top six here is like being on the podium, I’m really happy with the team and the bikes.”

He will now head to round three of The British Superbike Championship at Snetterton this weekend.

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