TYCO BMW has launched its International Road Racing team at the 17th Century National Trust plantation house at Springhill. Both riders Guy Martin and William Dunlop were present, along with TAS Racing team Manager Philip Neill and team owner Hector Neill. Guy and William will head to Spain next month for a scheduled test alongside their British championship team-mates Michael Laverty, Tommy Bridewell and Alastair Seeley.
Commenting on the new team and the season ahead, Guy Martin said, “I always give one hundred percent effort, no matter what I’m doing but I’m not going to make any stupid predictions for the year ahead. I’m confident that the Tyco BMW Motorrad bikes will make all the difference this year. It really does look mint.
“People have been asking questions about the retirement story that was in the press, but all I’m interested in is going to the TT and trying to win on this new bike. I’ll only start to think about what I’m doing after that when I’m on the boat home.”
William Dunlop commented, “Yeah I just love the look of the new bike, and if it goes as well as it looks then we are in for a good year. I enjoy working with Guy; he’s great craic and we had fun working together last year. To win a TT is the main goal for us both and on these new S1000RR bikes both in Superbike and Superstock trim – we shouldn’t be too far away.”
Team Manager Philip Neill concluded: “It was worth the extra effort getting two bikes prepared and what a setting we have in Springhill House, right here on our doorstep. It was great to get Guy and William together for the shoot, and the next step is to get them out on track in Spain in the next couple of weeks. Both are looking fit and well and like the BSB boys, they can’t wait to get their first run on the Tyco BMW S1000RR. There’s a lot of hard work still to do, but there’s also a lot of excitement in our camp for the year ahead.”