Mallory Park plays host to round eleven of the British Superbike Championship this weekend and, with two wins at the Leicestershire circuit already this season, Michael Rutter is quietly confident of a good showing on the Team Kawasaki ZX-7RR.

Twenty-eight year old Rutter, who lives a stones throw from the 1.3mile circuit, took a start-to-finish win in the prestigious Race of the Year on his debut for Team Kawasaki, backing that up with a decisive victory at the mid-season Post TT meeting. After a successful test at the circuit last week, the former TT winner is looking forward to the weekend ahead.

"The fact that we've already racked up a couple of race wins at Mallory Park this season should stand us in good stead this weekend," Rutter said, "We've also tested at the circuit recently and, although conditions may be a lot different this weekend, we're fairly confident that we've found a set-up that should work from the off.

"A good start is essential at Mallory Park, as it's not the easiest track to put in a pass at. Obviously, we'll be looking to make things a little easier by qualifying on the front row of the grid on Friday and, should I manage to get away with the leading group of riders in the two races, then there's no reason why we shouldn't make a return to the podium this weekend."

"Michael has proved already this season that he's capable of winning at Mallory Park, and we're obviously keen for him to continue his winning ways," said team manager and former grand prix rider, Simon Buckmaster, "We've refined some of the changes we made to the bike during the last round of the series at Brands Hatch and, after successful tests at Mallory and Rockingham last week, we're confident that Michael and the factory Kawasaki ZX-7RR will be a force to be reckoned with this weekend."



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