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Rutter, Andrews front Kawasaki Macau effort

9 November 2009

Michael Rutter will target a record-breaking seventh Macau Grand Prix victory this month after penning a deal to ride with the MSS Colchester Kawasaki team.

The experienced Superbike racer is a six-time winner around the infamous Guia street circuit and is currently sat level with ex-grand prix racer Ron Haslam on the winners' list.

Having had his hopes of taking victory on the North West Ducati scuppered by Stuart Easton in 2008, Rutter will return this year on the Team of Paris AXA Racing Kawasaki, prepared by front running British Superbike team MSS Colchester.

“I love this place and really have that seventh victory in my sights," he said. "I know its going to be tough as the opposition this year is impressive but I also know that MSS put together a fast and reliable Superbike.

"It's a fantastic opportunity so thanks to MSS Colchester and the Team of Paris- AXA Racing Kawasaki squad.”

Rutter will be joined by Andrews, who took MSS Colchester to its first BSB podium finish in 2009, and Frenchman Gerald Muteau, who finished runner-up in the Supersport 600 class last year.

"We've had a great year in British Superbikes and this could be the icing on the cake," added team owner Nick Morgan. "Everyone knows Michael's form around here and I genuinely think Simon could spring a surprise, given the year he's had in BSB.”

Rutter rode a single race for Kawasaki in British Superbikes last season, deputising for the injured Andrews at Brands Hatch. He finished 11th and tenth.


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