Glenn Irwin has parachuted into the Tyco BMW squad just days after splitting with the Quattro Kawasaki team and will ride for Philip Neill’s outfit for the rest of the season, starting at Thruxton’s Bennetts British Superbike round.
Irwin will stand in for the injured Keith Farmer who is recovering from a double leg break sustained at Knockhill and will partner Christian Iddon, who is also still nursing a bust fibula from the same weekend.
“First of all, I’d like to thank TAS Racing, Tyco and BMW for the opportunity to ride the Tyco BMW S1000RR for the remainder of the season,” said Irwin.
“They are a team I have always looked up to and aspired to race for, so to now get that opportunity, I’m absolutely delighted. I’ve raced against the new BMW S1000RR this season already, and it looks like a strong package with plenty of potential, so I can’t wait to get going.”
Team boss Neill added: “Glenn had a strong 2018 season in the British Superbike Championship finishing third overall and taking his debut race win in the class. To get the opportunity to sign someone of his calibre half way through the season will hopefully prove to be a big plus for everyone involved with Tyco BMW.
“He will be thrown into the deep end a little at Thruxton, learning a new bike and working with a new team, but having six rounds left for him to show his full potential on the S1000RR, will allow us to be realistic this weekend with our expectations.”