Four time TT Race winner Michael Rutter has signed to race for the Team Penz13.com BMW Racing squad on the roads this season.
Rutter will be equipped with a full spec superbike and a stocker, both based on the 2015 BMW S1000RR, and tested both bikes at a recent test at Almeira in Spain.
Rutter said he was confident he had the best bike under him. He said: “I am very happy to ride for the team even though it looked a bit like a long shot as the team is based in Germany. Obviously they have the best bikes available for this job and I am pretty confident that we can put the things together the way I need them and being competitive. I am not finished yet – especially not with the North West and Macau where I would like to add on another win even though the competition isn’t getting any easier.”
“The TT is a bit of different story but I am looking forward to go around the Mountain course with the bikes I will have and the team behind me, and I’m targeting top six finishes. There is still a lot of work to do at all ends for the team and myself. But I can fully focus on the job now after everything has been sorted.”