Rut­ter and Kneen fly in Fin­land

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Michael Rut­ter and Dan Kneen shared a su­per­bike win apiece at the Imatra road races in Fin­land at the week­end.

The BMW team­mates then saw the reign­ing In­ter­na­tional Road Rac­ing se­ries cham­pion Se­bas­tian Le Grelle from Bel­gium (Heipgny Mo­tors BMW) take vic­tory in the fi­nal big bike en­counter.

Rut­ter and Kneen’s Ital­ian team-mate and TT racer, Alex Polita fin­ished on the podium in all three races.

The Fin­nish venue, which hosted GPS be­tween 1964 and 1982, was res­ur­rected last year as a round of the In­ter­na­tional Road Rac­ing Cham­pi­onship and for­mer Imatra win­ners Phil Read and Gi­a­como Agos­tini were amongst the 50,000 who at­tended this year’s event.

Veteran Rut­ter (above), who has pre­vi­ously rid­den in an IRRC round at Fro­hburg in Ger­many, took the open­ing su­per­bike win be­fore Kneen claimed his first vic­tory in the colours.

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