Tony Rutter (1941-2020)

Road racing legend and multiple TT winner Tony Rutter passed away on March 24, 2020.

Seven times a TT winner between 1973 and 1985, he was also a multiple British championship winner and GP racer.

His son Michael, himself a successful racer, reflected: “It makes me smile how dad lived his life exactly how he wanted to and how he got away with so much.

Tony Rutter in action during the 1974 Junior TT, which he won at 104.44mph.

“He will probably be best remembered for winning the world TT-F2 championship four times on a Ducati, as well as seven Isle of Man TT wins, nine North West 200 wins, and two British championships.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to his carers for taking such good care of him, and to all his fans and supporters.”

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