Josh Elliott will be re-united with the Tyco BMW team at this weekend’s Knockhill MCE British Superbike round as he stands in for the injured Ian Hutchinson.
The Northern Irishman rode for Tyco BMW in the highly-charged Pirelli National Superstock 1000 class last season, where he took five podiums and a solitary victory on his way to finishing fifth in the series, aboard a TAS Racing prepared S1000RR.
“I’m really looking forward to working with the TAS boys again this weekend: I know the team and the bike well, and I also know what I’m capable of around the Scottish circuit. I’m confident we can get into the ballpark quite quickly, but we could do with some consistent weather to help make things a little easier.,” said Elliott.
“I haven’t been riding this season but I’ve been keeping myself fit, and with the new format in the Superstock class giving me two bites at the cherry, I’m confident we can be up there challenging. I’d obviously like to thank TAS Racing for the opportunity to work with the Tyco BMW team again; it will be great to be back on the British championship grid.”
The 23-year-old was the number 1 plate holder in 2016, having taken the National 1000cc Superstock Championship title in 2015 and along with team manager Philip Neill, is excited at the prospect of re-igniting his relationship with the Tyco BMW squad at Knockhill.