Tyco BMW secured a race win and two podiums during the prestigious 2018 International North West 200, extending parent company TAS Racing’s NW200 tally to 28 race wins.
With perfect Irish weather gracing the 8.9 mile ‘Triangle’ circuit, the North Coast roads played host to some incredibly close racing, which saw Michael Dunlop secure a second place podium in the feature Superbike Race aboard the BMW S 1000 RR. The local Ballymoney rider looked spectacular on the Tyco BMW Superbike machinery as he continued his preparation for the forthcoming Isle of Man TT races [26th May – 9th June].
In the Superstock class Alastair Seeley continued his winning form with a race victory and a second place podium, increasing his record breaking race win tally to 24 at the Northern Irish event; fourteen of which are with TAS Racing.
Dan Kneen had a fantastic start in today’s Superstock 1000 race taking the lead in the first lap from a P5 grid start. However he was cruelly denied a podium finish after running on at Mather’s Cross in the final lap resulting in the Manxman crossing the line in sixth place. Dan will now be focusing on the next stage of his roads campaign at the Isle of Man TT in a week’s time.
A fantastic showcase of racing on the beautiful North Coast and we managed to add to our race win record which now stands at 28. We did have a challenge this year with set up and a few niggly problems, but the Superstock race win for Alastair was superb and a second place for Michael in the feature Superbike race in his first major race with Tyco BMW was a fantastic end to the day’s racing. Dan was unlucky to overshoot when he was in a strong fight for a podium position. Overall we head to the TT with optimism and hope to reward our sponsors Tyco and BMW with further podium success.
Philip Neill – Team Manager
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