Three-time Isle of Man TT race winner Ryan Farquhar will ride a Tyco BMW for TAS Racing at this year’s road racing event.
Farquhar will ride alongside Ian Hutchinson at the team after taking over from Guy Martin, and will compete on-board a BMW S1000RR Machine.
The duo will compete in the Superbike TT and the Senior TT races and will head into the event as serious contenders given the experience and success that both men have had.
Speaking about the move, Farquhar said: “Having purchased a Superstock BMW with support from TAS Racing for this season, I got chatting to Philip Neill and from there the Superbike ride on the Tyco BMW came about. It’s one of those situations that just seems like it was meant to be.”
The 40-year-old has 13 TT podiums to his name since making his debut back in 2002 and is looking forward to getting back on-board a competitive superbike.
The Northern Irishman said: “I never thought at this stage of my career I was going to get the chance to ride a competitive Superbike at the TT again. So to be riding for Tyco BMW with full support from BMW Motorrad and a great team of people around me, is a great opportunity.”
Farquhar will get his first taste of the Tyco BMW S1000RR machine during some private testing in the coming weeks, but will make his BMW debut over Easter at Donington Park, on his own S1000RR Superstock bike.
Team Manager Philip Neill said: “Initially Ryan contacted me about the potential of some support on a deal to purchase a BMW Superstock bike for this year, which we were happy to get involved with at TAS Racing.
“The racing conversation and consequently a Superbike deal stemmed from there, and with his talent, experience and ability; not to mention his technical knowledge, he will be an asset to us on the Tyco BMW Superbike.”
This year’s TT gets officially gets underway on Saturday, May 28. Keep checking The Checkered Flag for all the latest Isle of Man TT 2016 news.