RR » NW200: Effervescent Rutter equals Joey's win tally


'I was trying my hardest and I can't fault the bike, it didn't do one thing wrong' - Michael Rutter

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nige brooks - Unregistered

May 19, 2012 11:37 PM

Because there are so many riders, the whole class is set off it two groups. Rutter was in the second group due to his quailfying time being slower than the riders in the first group.
I think the same thing happened last year, or the year before. Was it Anstie who had a poor qulifying time, started int eh second group, had a clear road and beat Guy Martin, who led the first group?

nige brooks - Unregistered

May 20, 2012 1:12 AM

Because there are so many riders, the whole class is set off it two groups. Rutter was in the second group due to his quailfying time being slower than the riders in the first group.
I think the same thing happened last year, or the year before. Was it Anstie who had a poor qulifying time, started int eh second group, had a clear road and beat Guy Martin, who led the first group?

Ian S - Unregistered

May 20, 2012 7:17 AM

It was last year at the Ulster GP where that happened. It must be frustrating for guys battling at the front to find that they have been beaten by someone who didn't have to battle for the win. I can well understand Seeley's and Martin's annoyance when that happens, though it's the same for everyone out there. I don't want to detract from Rutter's win either. They are all incredibly brave and skilled riders and this just happened to be Rutter's day.

Dave - Unregistered

May 20, 2012 8:42 AM

This race is run on time ie 2 groups of starters set of at 30 seconds apart so Michael Rutter is quite rightly the winner, Tyco Suzuki are just bad losers are they going to moan at the TT if a rider who starts at a later time than one of there riders beats them home ? if they want it to be first accross the finish line that wins then all riders must start together...

keep er lit - Unregistered

May 21, 2012 12:35 PM

I don't know why TAS are complaining. both Guy and Conor started with Rutter from the second group so if either had won on corrected time would they have not taken the win. in future can the grid positions for the 2nd race not be based on the finishing position/fastest lap from the first race as per BSB?

Stuart Phipps - Unregistered

May 23, 2012 1:27 PM

Its simple. Rutter won. Simples! and according to the competion rules. Where does it state (in the rules) that first past the chequered flags wins? So Seeley was a bit irked! Not as irked as what Seeley did to Dunlop in the Supersport race. Seeley and his team manager need to stop bleating and crying and grow up and get out of playschool! the NW 200 this year was superb racing, super weather for the Saturday and different race winners - how it should be! We should not forget Mark Buckley, and our thoughts and condolences go out to his family.

stephen - Unregistered

May 30, 2012 8:28 AM

Superb racing at the 2012 NW200,
does anyone else think it could have been a tactic to qualify "poorly" to end up on a fast bike in the 2nd wave get away good and have a clear road to get head down and race no one but yourself and take a win? of course it could be bike not set up right and qualified time was genuine and good day on Saturday and fastest race time wins regardless of wave your in at start, to me it seems some sort of rule change is required for is it truly fair the leaders on the road doing all the diceing and dancing in the slip stream and taking time of each other as they perform these fantastic feats each and every lap that any person who has not mixed it with these guys should be entitled to take a TT like win on corrected time. Kudos.

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