A road racer to the core, Ian Hutchinson has enjoyed
spectacular success at the Isle of Man TT, the North West 200 and the Ulster
Grand Prix, but his own story goes far beyond even those triumphs.
In the summer of 2010, Hutchy set the record for the most
wins in a single Isle of Man TT festival – five in all. Then disaster struck.
At a British Supersport round in September that year, he
fell and was struck by another rider, breaking his left leg so badly that at
one stage it was feared he might lose it. After a long period of recovery, he
unbelievably fractured the same leg in 2012.
Yet not even these disasters could keep the Yorkshireman
from racing, and he returned to win the Macau Grand Prix in 2013 and, even more
remarkably, secured three wins at the Isle of Man TT in 2015 after more than
thirty operations on his leg.
A brilliant rider and a kind, modest, and unassuming man,
Hutchy is hugely popular with TT fans around the world and his incredible comeback story is a must-read.