Eleven times Isle of Man TT winner Ian Hutchinson will be joining Tyco BMW for a full-on International Road Racing assault in 2016. Hutchinson was back to his very best in 2015 with a hat-trick of wins at the Isle of Man TT and is now looking forward to teaming up with Tyco BMW, where he will ride BMW S 1000 RR Superbike and Superstock machinery next season.
Hutchinson said: “We’ve been in negotiations for a couple of months, but I’ve always been serious about coming to the Tyco BMW team for next year. I’m really looking forward to getting going now with them in 2016.
He added: “After pretty much four years away from the sport I now need a bit of consistency. BMW is a huge brand and along with Philip Neill at TAS, they have shown how much they want to be involved with me for next season. That enthusiasm sold it to me and with direct support from BMW Motorrad it was hard to turn them down.”
Tyco BMW Team Manager Philip Neill added: “Hutchy was undoubtedly the dominant force at this year’s TT. So to sign him up for 2016 is hopefully a big enough statement from BMW Motorrad, TAS Racing and our leading team partners Tyco Security Products, as to our aspirations for next season.
“We’ve talked about working together previously and it didn’t quite come to fruition, but I think we’ve joined forces at the best possible time. I believe Ian can add to his International Road Racing success next season on BMW Motorrad machinery with the support of TAS Racing.”
Hutchinson is also scheduled to ride the S 1000 RR next season for Tyco BMW in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000cc series, which will keep him sharp for his International Road Racing campaign.