Tony Rutter is confirmed dead at the age of 78.
Tony was best known as a British motorcycle racer.
RT @race_tt: RIP Tony Rutter A Sad Day For Road Racing Fans Gone But Not Forgotten 🙏🏼 #TTRaceFans @michaelrutter_
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RT @davekneen: Sad to hear the news that Tony Rutter has passed away, pictured here at the 2008 Isle of Man TT Ducati Parade Lap.…
RT @davekneen: Sad to hear the news that Tony Rutter has passed away, pictured here at the 2008 Isle of Man TT Ducati Parade Lap.…
RT @Chad_177: Thoughts are with the Rutter family, RIP Tony Rutter #RIP
RT @Chad_177: Thoughts are with the Rutter family, RIP Tony Rutter #RIP
Sad to hear of the passing of Tony Rutter RIP. Condolences to @michaelrutter_ and family.
RT @race_tt: RIP Tony Rutter 1242463468558659585,2020-03-24 14:49:09 +0000,Chad_177,Thoughts are with the Rutter family
@michaelrutter_ RIP Tony Rutter 🏍
RT @race_tt: RIP Tony Rutter 1242460986155638786,2020-03-24 14:39:17 +0000,DavidFieldSculp,@michaelrutter_ Tony Rutter
R. I.P. Tony Rutter, brilliant rider.
RT @race_tt: RIP Tony Rutter 1242457620113428480,2020-03-24 14:25:55 +0000,deadpeoplecom,Rest in peace Tony Rutter - #TonyRutter #Tony #Rutter #rip
RT @davekneen: Sad to hear the news that Tony Rutter has passed away, pictured here at the 2008 Isle of Man TT Ducati Parade Lap.…
RT @BelTel_Sport: Nine-time winner at the @NorthWest200 Tony Rutter has passed away
RT @BelTel_Sport: Nine-time winner at the @NorthWest200 Tony Rutter has passed away
RIP Tony Rutter, the man that saved Ducati . Hard as nails and could be competitive on a shopping trolley.
Tony Rutter
NationalityBritish
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.
Contents
1 Biography
1.1 Racing Career
1.2 Personal life
1.2.1 Death
2 References
Biography
Racing Career
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.
Personal life
Rutter's son, Michael, followed in the footsteps of his father and became a professional motorcycle racer.
Death
Tony Rutter died on March 24, 2020, after a short illness.
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Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years1969 - 1976[1]
First race1969 250cc Ulster Grand Prix
Last race1976 350cc Isle of Man TT
First win1973 350cc Isle of Man TT
Last win1974 350cc Isle of Man TT
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