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Ian Hutchinson not giving up hope of TT comeback

'Don't get me wrong this changes nothing for the TT, my team have three bikes ready to win it and I promised I would, I don't go back on that' - Ian Hutchinson on Twitter
Luckless Ian Hutchinson remains determined to make the start line on the Glencrutchery Road for the Isle of Man TT races in June following his latest injury setback.

The Swan Yamaha rider underwent surgery after breaking his leg while rehearsing for a stunt display at the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show in London on Wednesday and now has an external cage fitted to aid the healing process.

It is the same leg the TT hero almost lost following his original accident in a British Supersport race at Silverstone in September 2010.

According to reports, Hutchinson fractured his tibia and fibula after appearing to twist his leg during the mini stunt show rehearsal.

The injury normally takes between 12-16 weeks to heal, although Swan Yamaha team boss Shaun Muir has estimated Hutchy's recovery period will take three months.

That rules him out of the opening rounds of the MCE British Superbike Championship and the team is looking for a replacement rider to join reigning champion Tommy Hill with Hutchinson sidelined.

The 32-year-old's participation in the first major international road race of the season, the North West 200, is also in serious doubt, but Hutchinson is clinging to the hope he will be able to compete at the TT.

Writing on his official Twitter account, Hutchinson said: “Woken up at home this morning and the reality has kicked in! Chances come and go and I just let mine go!!!

“Don't get me wrong this changes nothing for the TT, my team have 3 bikes ready to win it and I promised I would, I don't go back on that!!!”

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Ian Hutchinson riding the TT Arai Parade Lap [pic credit: Glynne Lewis]
Guy Martin on the Honda Fireblade at the Isle of Man TT.
Dean Harrison, Dan Kneen and Michael Dunlop at the Southern 100.
Derek Sheils in action at the Walderstown road races.
Michael Dunlop at the Classic TT
Derek Sheils on the Cookstown B.E. Racing Suzuki at the Skerries 100.
Dean Harrison on the Silicone Engineering Kawasaki in the Senior TT.
Peter Hickman in the Senior TT on the Smiths BMW.
Michael Dunlop on the Bennetts Suzuki in the Senior TT.
Bruce Anstey on his way to victory in the TT Zero race.
Guy Martin on the Honda Racing Superbike.
Alan Bonner was killed in an incident at the 33rd Milestone.
Jochem van den Hoek.
Michael Rutter took victory in the Lightweight TT on the Italian Paton.
Dan Kneen celebrates with his team after sealing his maiden Isle of Man TT rostrum in the Superstock race.
Ian Hutchinson celebrates his Superstock victory.
Ian Hutchinson on his way to victory in the Superstock TT on the Tyco BMW.
Davey Lambert in the RST Superbike race.

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SaintSully - Unregistered

February 03, 2012 2:55 PM

I am still baffled as to why he thought this 'event' was a good idea. Cant see it being sponsor pressure, and I'm sure Shaun Muir would of rather he spend the time doing pretty much anything other than a 'motorcycle stunt show'! But whats done is done, just really hope it doesn't wreck his year again. Road racing needs Ian Hutchinson.

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