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Rutter to race WORX Crescent Suzuki at Snetterton BSB

The Worx Crescent Suzuki team have confirmed that Michael Rutter will race for the team at the Snetterton round of the British Superbike Championship (BSB) on June 21.

Michael RutterRutter stood in for injured regular rider Sylvain Guintoli for the Thruxton round, one week ago, and impressed the team with his pace - Rutter qualifying on the front row and finishing the weekend with two fifth places. In light of that performance the team have invited Rutter to contest the next round as well.

Jack Valentine: "We were very pleased with Michael's performance at Thruxton. It's not an easy circuit to set-up for and for Michael coming into the team at such late notice and with no prior time on the bike, he really did an excellent job.

"With Sylvain's injuries clearly now indicating a long recovery we have to consider a medium to long term solution in terms of this season. Obviously the championship is beyond us now, but the capability of the 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000, as Sylvain showed, is to be the class leader. So our goal now is to secure podiums, if not wins, for the rest of the season.

"In that respect rider selection is crucial. Michael has shown he has the lap speed but, by his own admission, at Thruxton he was a little combat rusty. We are therefore going to Snetterton together with the joint goal of translating Michael's undoubted speed into podiums. Pending the outcome of those races we'll make a further announcement on our rider selection."