William Dunlop splits with Tyco BMW

Dunlop in action at this year's TT
Dunlop in action at this year's TT Picture: Tony Goldsmith

William Dunlop has today split with the Tyco BMW team but boss Philip Neill has said the door is not shut on their relationship.

Dunlop partnered Guy Martin in the Moneymore-based team for the past two seasons but have agreed to pursue different avenues in 2016 after he didn’t manage to secure an international roads victory this year. Dunlop did, however, win the Irish Road Racing Superbike title

“Philip and all the boys at Tyco BMW were very good to me, so first of all I’d like to thank them for making me feel very welcome. I really enjoyed my two years with the team. I’d also like to thank Tyco, BMW Motorrad and Metzeler tyres for their support, which also helped me clinch this year’s Irish Superbike title,” said Dunlop.

It is thought that Dunlop will return to the CD Racing team.

Neill said: “William has been a great ambassador for us this past two years and on a personal note, I have really enjoyed working with him. I have spoken to William at length and we have agreed mutually to go our separate ways for 2016, but the door has certainly not been closed. There’s every chance he could return in the future and of course everyone at Tyco BMW wishes him well.”

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