Tyco BMW returned to action at the fourth round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Knockhill this weekend, with Josh Elliot flying the flag with a strong return to the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 grid.
Christian Iddon was the sole Tyco BMW in the Superbike class, but a high-speed crash during the opening free practice session left him with a large arm wound that required treatment.
Elliot returned with the team in place of Ian Hutchinson who is currently recovering from injury. A consistent performance in qualifying put him 4th on the grid which he followed up with a mature ride to finish P5 on his return ahead of today’s second race.
Philip Neill – Team Manager:
“We are very grateful to Josh for accepting the invite to ride the Tyco BMW this weekend after a long time off a bike. With everything considered he has already exceeded our expectations and proven his ability and the competitiveness of the S1000RR. We remain realistic for today’s race however at the same time we can afford to be optimistic given the performance yesterday.
Christian underwent a small procedure yesterday to clean up the wound and although he was determined to compete in today’s Superbike races, due to nature of the injury he required a general anaesthetic which dictates a 48hr race ban”