News 8 Dec 2011

Seeley stepping up to British Superbikes alongside Brookes

Having recently agreed terms with TAS Racing team manager Philip Neill, current British Supersport Champion Alastair Seeley will complete the all-new Tyco Suzuki line-up for next season’s British Superbike Championship.

The Northern Ireland rider has won two British Championships for the Moneymore-based team since joining them in 2009 – Superstock and Supersport – and will now form a formidable partnership with Australian Josh Brookes in the official Suzuki BSB team aboard the GSX-R1000.

Seeley made the all-important Title Fighters’ top six during his debut season in British Superbike in 2010, which included a memorable victory at Brands Hatch.

“I’m very excited to be back with the TAS team for another year, especially getting back on a Superbike, and I’m equally excited about the new Tyco Suzuki colours,” Seeley said.

“The bike looks really well. Once we get some pre-season testing done my aim will be to try and win the championship – that really is my only goal. I think the new rules in BSB will be in my favour, having already won two championships without electronic aids.

“I have every confidence in the boys at TAS to give me the best possible package. Until then I’ll be doing plenty of motocross and trials riding to hone my throttle control skills, but I can’t wait to get started.”

He will also represent the team at the International North West 200 in May where he has scored five victories to date. He is the current NW200 Superbike Champion.