Rutter and Kneen fly in Finland
Michael Rutter and Dan Kneen shared a superbike win apiece at the Imatra road races in Finland at the weekend.
The Penz13.com 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 Penz13.com 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 Penz13.com colours.