After a long winter break, the new look Tyco BMW British Superbike and International Road Racing team of Davide Giugliano, Christian Iddon and Ian Hutchinson got their respective seasons underway, with some much needed track time today at Cartagena in Spain.
Day one of the four day test was very much a shakedown opportunity and a chance to blow off the winter cobwebs, and despite a crash for Iddon, it was a positive opening day of the 2017 season for Tyco BMW.
Team Manager Philip Neill said: “It really is fantastic to see the end result of a lot of hard work during a difficult winter. I hope everyone likes the subtle changes to our familiar Tyco BMW livery, as we begin our third season as BMW Motorrad’s official representatives for both BSB and International Road Racing.
“We have also made some significant changes with specification on the TAS Racing prepared Tyco BMW S1000RR, although the plan is to begin where we finished last year and work through the changes individually. The areas we focused on include electronics, engine, seating position and swingarm; we also expect revised suspension and exhaust components to arrive before the new season.
“Christian and Ian both have a good base setting to work from and we know the target areas to make their packages even stronger than last year. We have a clean sheet to work from with Davide as everything is new to him, and with that in mind we are realistic with our expectations for the early season tests.
BSB will be extremely competitive this year and success won’t come easy however, we have a hard working bunch, so together with great support from BMW Motorrad, we will do our very best to provide our riders with the tools required to do the job in 2017.
Thanks to Tyco Security Products, all our returning partners and a warm welcome to a new partner in Eddie Stobart for 2017.”