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  1. tcbandituk

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    "Isle of Man TT legend Tony Rutter sadly passed away today.

    Once described as a rider who could ‘win anywhere on anything’ it was on the public road courses that Tony excelled, especially on the Snaefell TT Mountain Course in the Isle of Man where he won seven TT Races between 1973 and 1985. The man from the West Midlands also claimed four Formula Two World Championships that was cut short by a horrific accident in Montoric Park, Spain in 1985 – although he recovered and continued to ride in the TT until 1991.

    Current TT star and son, Michael Rutter, has released this statement:

    “It is with sadness that after a period of poor health, dad passed away earlier today. I was with him when he died at about 2am and he was very peaceful.

    “It makes me smile how dad lived his life exactly how he wanted to and how he got away with so much.

    “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 championship titles during his 22 year career.

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

    We celebrate Tony's wonderful career with this clip from the 1985 Isle of Man TT Formula 2 Race, which he won on the awesome sounding Ducati. May he ride in peace."
     
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  2. johne

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    A great rider (as is his son) RIP Tony
     
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  3. Smilinjack

    Smilinjack Crème de la Crème

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    Seen him race a time or two. RIP
     
  4. alfie

    alfie Getting older but still going for it
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    Very sad news. RIP
    Alfie
     
  5. dilligaf

    dilligaf GrrrR3Rrrr
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    And another one leaves us :(
    Very sad :broken_heart:
     
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    TEZ 217 Crème de la Crème

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  7. Bad Billy

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    If there is a heaven, Tony will be giving it large round the Mountain Course up there, RIP Tony :heart:
     
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  8. Tiglet

    Tiglet Vintage Member
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    RIP Tony :heart:

    It was good to watch you over the years.
     
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    RIP Big man
     
  10. littleade

    littleade The only sane one here
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    Sounds from the statement that Michael was expecting his dad to pass away which will hopefully help him and his family during this time. In the early 90's I managed to stick my VFR750 in a hedge so it had to go in for some TLC courtesy of my Norwich Union rider policy (remember those?). He was working at my local dealers on the spanners to get some money together for his racing and seemed like a really nice bloke.
     
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  11. GPT100

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    R.i.p Tony, saw him race a lot of times one of the all time greats of British road racing.
    Geoff
     
  12. Wessa

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  13. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

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    Very sad news this - the Rutter name runs right through my adult life.

    RIP Tony - you are a true sporting legend.
     
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    A true gentleman and a brilliant champion R.I.P Tony
     

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