Knockhill BSB: Rutter’s rain prayers dry up

Rutter in conversation with crew Chris Anderson and Bob Gray
Rutter in conversation with crew Chris Anderson and Bob Gray Picture: Double Red

MSS Bathams Kawasaki’s Michael Rutter was incredibly disappointed with his Knockhill British Superbike weekend after not being able to find a decent dry-weather setting.


The Midlands native was even praying for rain at the Scottish circuit as he had managed to find pace in the wet conditions but the usual precipitation didn’t materialise so Rutter had to make to with a top ten place in race one and a crash in the second outing.


"To be honest, this weekend’s been incredibly disappointing. The team has worked really hard but we just couldn’t find a set up that worked in the dry. After we were third in Saturday’s wet practice session, I was hoping the traditional Knockhill rain clouds would arrive for race day but they never materialised and both races ended up dry," said Rutter.


"I was pleased to be back in the top ten in the first race, and was hoping to improve on that for race two but unfortunately the crash put paid to that! With Oulton in two weeks time, I’ll be looking to come back stronger.”

Rutter gets up from his spill at the Hairpin
Rutter gets up from his spill at the Hairpin Picture: Double Red
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