GOING IN WITHOUT YOUR HAT ON
Was great to see your road tester Michael Rutter perform so well at the Macau Grand Prix. That ride was one of the most impressive that I’ve seen from him this year, which let’s face it, has been a welcome comeback for the veteran.
Me and my mates have always been big fans of The Blade, but before this year we all thought it was getting overdue for him to hang up his helmet. We were wrong. He finishes 2016 with podiums at the NW200 and Macau, a fourth at the TT, wins in some German road races and a fourth overall in National Superstock, including a win. Not bad for a 44-year-old!
We all loved his celebration, too: the helmet-less lap of Macau was a really cool gesture, and I hope he still goes back next year. It made me laugh. There’s all kinds of shenanigans that happen in Macau, but the last thing I’d want to do there is a hot, sweaty ride on anything if I wasn’t wearing protection. If you know what I mean...
Here’s to another good few years of racing for Michael Rutter. Keep doing it for the middle-aged blokes! Mark Whitehouse Cheers Mark, it’s been a top year – I always knew the speed was still there, I just needed have some consistency in the right team for it all to work. I know and love the bikes, too. I do wish I hadn’t let winner Peter Hickman into my team, though, the fast young bastard! MR
ids: don t do anything risky without protection
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