Rutter Recovering After Pre-Season Testing Crash


Michael Rutter is expected to be fit for the start of the 2013 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship despite breaking his leg in a testing accident on Sunday. The 40 year old will compete for Bathams Honda in the new season but sustained the accident while testing for Honda TT Legends at Mireval ahead of the World Endurance Championship.

Rutter visited a specialist in Ipswich today but has already seen the BSB doctor who diagnosed the injury as an uncomplicated fracture at the base of the tibia which should heal quickly, allowing him to take his place on the grid at Brands Hatch for the season opener in four weeks’ time.

The accident had also threatened to rule him out of the Vauxhall International North West 200 but Event Director Mervyn Whyte MBE is hopeful that the Birmingham rider will be on the grid in Coleraine in May.

“I spoke to Michael today and he was in good spirits even though he said it had been a bad toss and the leg was very sore. Hopefully when he gets treatment all will be well for May 18 and he will be on the North West grid once again.”