‘Prize­money is only paid to the top 20 fin­ish­ers at the TT’

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BSB rider is earn­ing – never mind Jorge Lorenzo’s ru­moured £5 mil­lion a year from the Du­cati Mo­togp team.

Fur­ther down the field, how­ever, that money drops off dra­mat­i­cally, but a con­sis­tent top ten fin­isher like Rut­ter would be aim­ing to take home around £15,000-£20,000 if he has a good week and no me­chan­i­cal fail­ures. His start money is prob­a­bly more likely to be in the four fig­ures, and while he’ll earn per­sonal spon­sor­ship from loyal spon­sors like Bathams, he’s likely not earn­ing a wage from the SMT team.

And even fur­ther back, Hew­son will be lucky to take home any prize money at all, as it’s only paid down to the top 20 fin­ish­ers in ev­ery race. He also won’t be get­ting any start money from the or­gan­is­ers (al­though he might get a lit­tle bit of help with his travel costs) – and never mind earn­ing a wage, he’s had to take hol­i­days from his day job just to get to the TT!

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