Superbike legend Michael Rutter was presented with an award by Dickies for his 400th British Superbike race start.

Dickies presents award to Michael “The Blade” Rutter

Published:  10 May, 2013

Workwear company Dickies recently presented a surprise award to British Superbike legend Michael Rutter at his 400th British Superbike race start, which took place at the Dickies British Superbike Race Weekend at Oulton Park on Monday 6 May.

Dickies has an official partnership with the MCE British Superbike Championship and supplies jackets and flame-retardant overalls for the marshals. Thousands of racing fanatics attended the event, which was the third MCE British Superbike race meeting of the year.

Mr Rutter, also known as the “The Blade”, has competed for all the major manufacturers and scored top-five finishes in the overall standings in eight seasons, celebrating the runner-up spot in both 2002 and 2004 after missing out on the title to Steve “Hizzy” Hislop and John Reynolds respectively. He has a reputation for being at his best in wet conditions and his favourite circuit is Oulton Park.

Maurice Morton, sales and marketing director of Dickies, said: “Rutter is a legend in British bike-racing circles and we were delighted to present the award and have such huge presence at the first ever Dickies British Superbike Weekend.

Mr Rutter remarked: “It was a lovely surprise, totally unexpected and I cannot thank Dickies enough for this special award.”

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