Tony Rutter

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Tony Rutter
Nationality British
Motorcycle racing career statistics
Grand Prix motorcycle racing
Active years 1969 - 1976
First race 1969 250cc Ulster Grand Prix
Last race 1976 350cc Isle of Man TT
First win 1973 350cc Isle of Man TT
Last win 1974 350cc Isle of Man TT
Starts Wins Podiums Poles F. laps Points
22 2 5 2 1 151

Tony Rutter (born 24 September 1941) was a Grand Prix motorcycle road racer who won seven Isle of Man TT Races between 1973 and 1985.[1][2] He also won four Formula Two World Championships, and was the British Motorcycle Champion in the 350cc class in 1971, on a Yamaha and the 250cc class in 1973 again on a Yamaha.[3] Rutter was also a nine-time winner of the North West 200 race held in Northern Ireland.

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.

He is the father of current British Superbike rider Michael Rutter.


Sporting positions
Preceded by
Charlie Williams
TT Formula Two World Champion
Succeeded by
Brian Reid