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Miracle Man Hutchy is aiming for new chapter

By Paul Lindsay

Having been crowned ‘the world’s fastest road racer’ back in August at the MCE Ulster Grand Prix, following a blistering lap of 134.089mph on his factory-backed Tyco BMW around Dundrod, the Bingley Bullet is now fully focused on another top season in 2017 with the Moneymore based team.

Speaking at the launch of his book, ‘Hutchy – Miracle Man’ in Belfast over the weekend, the 14-time Isle of Man TT winner said: “2016 has been a really good year — it had been a while since I’d won at the Vauxhall International North West 200, so to grab a Superstock win with Tyco BMW, then to go on to take an international hat-trick In the class with wins at the TT and the Ulster Grand Prix was great.”

Hutchinson recorded a hat-trick at the Isle of Man TT, which included a double in the Supersport class with Keith Flint’s Yamaha squad and his four-timer at the Ulster Grand Prix, was the icing on the cake.

“Three wins on the Tyco BMWs was a great way to end the season, and to grab another win in the 600cc class, also at the Ulster, was enough for me to make the decision to stay with both teams for 2017, “said Hutchinson.

His autobiography ‘Hutchy – Miracle Man’ tells the story of his relentless determination and passion to recover from the horrific injuries he sustained at Silverstone in 2010, and to rise back to the top of his game, after undergoing over 40 operations. 

Hundreds of fans turned out to meet the record-breaking Yorkshire man at Charles Hurst BMW Motorrad showroom and he obliged with pictures and autographs.

Asked how he can top a remarkable 2016, he replied: “The big aim is to get some Superbike wins at the TT on the Tyco BMW. It’s only the second time in my career that I’ve been with a team for two years running and last time I did that, it worked out pretty well, so I’m hoping we can go into next year and have a really good go at winning a lot more races with both teams.

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