|Motorcycle racing career statistics|
|Grand Prix motorcycle racing|
|Active years||1969 - 1976|
|First race||1969 250cc Ulster Grand Prix|
|Last race||1976 350cc Isle of Man TT|
|First win||1973 350cc Isle of Man TT|
|Last win||1974 350cc Isle of Man TT|
Tony Rutter (24 September 1941 – 24 March 2020) was a British professional motorcycle road racer. He was a street circuit specialist, who won seven Isle of Man TT Races between 1973 and 1985.
1.1 Racing Career
1.2 Personal life
Rutter competed in the Grand Prix motorcycle world championships from 1969 to 1976. He was the British road racing national champion in the 350cc class in 1971, on a Yamaha and the 250cc class in 1973 again on a Yamaha.
Rutter completed the first-ever 110 mph lap of the North West 200 circuit in 1973. He was inducted into the North West 200 Hall of Fame after winning the event nine times. Rutter also won four consecutive Formula Two World Championships from 1981 to 1984.
His career was effectively ended by a very bad accident at the Montjuïc circuit, Barcelona (Spain) in 1985 – however even after this incident he recovered and continued to ride in the TT until 1991.
Rutter's son, Michael, followed in the footsteps of his father and became a professional motorcycle racer.
Tony Rutter died on March 24, 2020, after a short illness.
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