Michael Rutter to race in Superbike and Supersport events
DUCATI will be back at the Isle of Man TT for 2010, with veteran racer Michael Rutter spearheading the company's effort.Rutter will compete on a Ducati 1098R and 749RS, with support from Bathams Brewery and Black Horse Finance. Speaking about his 10th visit, Rutter said:“I'm really pleased to be returning to the TT with Ducati and I'm really excited and optimistic about our chances. Obviously last year didn't quite go to plan with all the problems so I'm eager to come back with a fully competitive package and show what we can really do.“When we went racing with the Ducati at the end of 2009 it was all a bit last-minute and very rushed, but I could see there was a lot of potential with the bikes and I think we will be really competitive next season with updated engines and electronics.
“I'm looking forward to riding the 1098R around the course and I'm sure we'll be right in the thick of the action. It's also great to have the use of the 749 for the two Supersport races.”“It has proved how competitive it is at British Championship level and I can't wait to take on the 600cc machines on the V-Twin in the two Supersport races at the TT as well.” BMW are to make a return to the Island in 2010, while Austrian bike manufacturer KTM has announced their first-ever Isle of Man entry to this year's TT.
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