RR »

Macau Grand Prix: Macau: No excuses from Rutter

'Fair play to [Hutchinson] though, he's been through a lot' - Michael Rutter
Macau Grand Prix star Michael Rutter had no excuses after he was denied a tenth pole start at the famous event by Ian Hutchinson.

Rutter, who is seeking a ninth victory on the Guia street circuit on Saturday, was denied by five hundredths of a second following a final qualifying shootout with his Milwaukee Yamaha rival.

The SMT Honda rider had dominated free practice and the first qualifying session before Hutchinson's late surge to the number one spot.

Rutter, though, graciously tipped his hat to Hutchinson, who is back in action competitively for the first time in almost 18 months.

“It was good to get behind him [Hutchinson] and try and do him on the last bit at the start and finish, but he pulled about four seconds on me,” Rutter said.

“Fair play to him though, he's been through a lot. I've had a few poles here and I hope we can put a good race together tomorrow.”



Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Michael Rutter on the SMT Honda
Action from the 2015 Ulster Grand Prix
Ian Hutchinson on the Tyco BMW Superbike at Cartagena in Spain.
Ian Hutchinson has been awarded the Torrens Trophy for 2015.
Ian Hutchinson on the PBM Kawasaki at the Macau Grand Prix.
John McGuinness on the Honda Racing Fireblade at the Macau Grand Prix.
Peter Hickman on the Briggs BMW at the Macau Grand Prix
Peter Hickman on the Briggs BMW at the Macau Grand Prix
Peter Hickman on the Briggs BMW at the Macau Grand Prix
Peter Hickman on the Briggs BMW at the Macau Grand Prix.
Peter Hickman on the Briggs BMW at the Macau Grand Prix.
Michael Rutter on the Penz13.com BMW at Macau.
Martin Jessopp on the Riders Motorcycles BMW at Macau.
Michael Rutter on the Penz13.com BMW at Macau.
Martin Jessopp on the Riders Motorcycles BMW at Macau.
Martin Jessopp on the Riders Motorcycles BMW at the Macau Grand Prix.
John McGuinness on the Honda Racing Fireblade at the Macau Grand Prix.
Martin Jessopp on the Riders Motorcyles BMW at Macau.

Start the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.