British Superbikes: Michael Rutter gets works-spec parts

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Michael Rutter’s British Superbike effort has been given a shot in the arm with the long-awaited arrival of a new engine for his ZX-10R.
The team has taken delivery of the first of new French Akira-tuned motor the same spec as those used by Regis Laconi and Fonsi Nieto in World Superbikes, and will use them for the first time at the next round of the series at Croft on August 12.
Akira have supplied the PSG-1 World Superbike team for three years, and are reckoned to be right up there in terms of sheer power: the issues for PSG in WSB is getting it to the ground, as the bike wheelies more than they would like.
The MSS team are planning on finding their own solutions to chassis problems, and also have their own new parts for Croft, with a new swingarm and rear shock linkage ready to go.
Rutter said: “I’m over the moon, we’ve been waiting for these engines for a while. The whole team has really put their heart and soul into working on the bike and making it a well-balanced machine. the extra performance we expect should lift performance across the board.”

Gary Pinchin

By Gary Pinchin