Relentless by TAS Suzuki has received another boost ahead of the 2011 British Superbike Championship season after securing the backing from notable sponsor Worx.
The power tools company made a prominent BSB debut in 2009 as the title sponsor for the manufacturer-supported Crescent Suzuki team, but with Suzuki switching its factory allegiance to Relentless for 2011, Worx have followed suit.
Enabling the team to expand its programme for 2011 to include an entry into the British Supersport Championship – alongside its Superbike, Superstock and road racing programmes -, team manager Philip Neill was delighted with the deal.
“Worx represent quality, making our job of promoting their products very easy indeed. In fact the support of Worx has enabled us to expand our racing commitments for 2011 – representing Suzuki in the British Supersport Championship with Alastair Seeley on the all-new GSX-R600.
“Worx will also be involved in our British Superbike and International Road Racing programmes as a team partner. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Worx for their commitment to TAS Racing and also to our existing partners and title sponsor Relentless, for welcoming Worx into the fold for 2011.”
Though the news will come as another blow to the Crescent team, rumours suggest that if John Hopkins makes his much mooted switch to the team in 2011, he could bring substantial backing from prominent energy drink company Monster.
Josh Brookes is so far Relentless Suzuki's only confirmed Superbike rider for 2011, with Alastair Seeley riding the Supersport bike and Guy Martin competing in the road races.