Former BSB front-runner proves he's still competitive at, er, 38?
RACING VETERAN Michael Rutter clinched a sensational podium position in Race Two during Sunday's third leg of the 2010 British Superbike Championship from Oulton Park.Ducati-mounted Rutter fought his way through the pack from fifth to grab second place in Sunday's final race, dispensing former British Superbike Champion Ryuichi Kyonari in the process.Following his impressive performance, Rutter said:"I felt comfortable and the bike felt good throughout the whole race. I passed Kiyonari and then I thought maybe I could close the gap to Michael (Laverty).
"I know that in these kind of races you can struggle towards the end with tyre wear, so I thought that if it did happen to Michael I could close the gap and then maybe even have a go for the lead, but I just couldn't stay with him. I'm happy to be back on the podium for sure and now I just want to keep the momentum going."
Good effort, middle-aged fella.
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