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BSB: Ian Hutchinson exits FFX Yamaha

TT legend Ian Hutchison says his British Superbike ride with FFX Yamaha has 'come to an end'.
Record-breaking Isle of Man TT winner Ian Hutchinson has announced he has exited the FFX Yamaha team he competes with in the MCE British Superbike Championship.

One of the world's most successful road racers, Hutchinson returned to the BSB ranks for the first time in seven years with SMR-supported FFX Yamaha team as part of a deal that would see him tackle the TT and North West 200 with the sister Milwaukee Yamaha outfit.

However, Hutchinson – who suffered serious leg injuries in an accident in 2010 that necessitated a lengthy recovery period - has endured a tough BSB season thus far, troubling the points on just three occasions with a best finish of 12th place.

Hutchinson has now taken to Twitter to say his 'ride has come to an end', though it isn't clear whether he will remain part of the SMR set-up in some form going forward.




Though the newly-created FFX Yamaha team, which is headed up by Gary Ekerold, has endured a tough BSB baptism of fire, it is dominating the Superstock 600 class with Andy Reid. The youngster was recently confirmed as signing a contract with SMR that for the next two seasons, though it wasn't specified as to which series he would be racing.


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Peter Light

August 22, 2014 9:46 AM

SMR were very loyal to him throughout his time out with the terrible leg injury and stuck by him when most thought he would never race again. Ian has performed near miracles to make it back on the track but it would seem that getting back to the front in both short circuits and the roads is just a step too far. Very sad all round and I hope the Ian is happy and sucessful as whatever he chooses to do next.



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