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Tony Rutter (born 24 September 1941) is a British former professional motorcycle road racer.[1] He was a street circuit specialist, who won seven Isle of Man TT Races between 1973 and 1985.[2]

Tony Rutter
NationalityBritish
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years1969 - 1976
First race1969 250cc Ulster Grand Prix
Last race1976 350cc Isle of Man TT
First win1973 350cc Isle of Man TT
Last win1974 350cc Isle of Man TT
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
22 2 5 2 1 151

Rutter competed in the Grand Prix motorcycle world championships from 1969 to 1976.[1] He was the British road racing national champion in the 350cc class in 1971, on a Yamaha and the 250cc class in 1973 again on a Yamaha.[3] Rutter also won four consecutive Formula Two World Championships from 1981 to 1984.[4][5][6][7]

Rutter inducted into the North West 200 Hall of Fame after winning the event nine times.[8]

His career was effectively ended by a very bad accident at the Montjuïc circuit, Barcelona (Spain) in 1985 – however even after this incident he recovered and continued to ride in the TT until 1991.

He is the father of current British Superbike rider Michael Rutter.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Tony Rutter career statistics at MotoGP.com". motogp.com. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Tony Rutter Isle of Man TT results at iomtt.com". iomtt.com. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  3. ^ "British Motorcycle Champion". f1network.net. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  4. ^ "1981 Formula TT championship results". racingmemo.free.fr. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  5. ^ "1982 Formula TT championship results". racingmemo.free.fr. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  6. ^ "1983 Formula TT championship results". racingmemo.free.fr. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  7. ^ "1984 Formula TT championship results". racingmemo.free.fr. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
  8. ^ "North West 200 Hall of Fame". devittinsurance.com. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Charlie Williams
TT Formula Two World Champion
1981–1984
Succeeded by
Brian Reid