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Seeley targets top four breakthrough

'There will be a few of us looking to crack that top four of Laverty, Brookes, Hill and Byrne so it should be interesting' - Alastair Seeley
British Supersport champion Alastair Seeley says has his sights set on upsetting the British Superbike Championship's elite quartet as he switches back to the class in 2012.

Seeley, who rode in BSB in 2010 and won his maiden race at Brands Hatch, will ride alongside Josh Brookes in the Tyco Suzuki team.

And the Northern Ireland rider, who won the prestigious Joey Dunlop Trophy after being named Irish Motorcyclist of the Year in Belfast last week, is lacking in confidence as he prepares for the opening round at Brands at Easter.

In his new blog for the official BSB website, www.britishsuperbike.com, Seeley said: “I haven't ridden the bike as yet and there's a lot of talk about the new rules and who they will suit and who they won't.

“Bottom line is the main guys will still be up there at the front. My team-mate Josh Brookes will be one of those, so if I'm hanging onto his coat tails at the start then I won't be far away.

"There will be a few of us looking to crack that top four of Laverty, Brookes, Hill and Byrne so it should be interesting.

“I've been training hard over the winter months in the Sports Institute for Northern Ireland. They have set me out a sport-specific programme to suit BSB and to prepare my body and mind for two races per weekend – and three at times.

"I'm getting stronger by the day and feel great. Testing can't come quick enough now. I know what I'm capable of in BSB.

"I won't be arrogant and make predictions but a fit and healthy rider is a confident rider. After winning two championships in three years with TAS Suzuki, let's just say I'll not be pulling on my leathers for a Sunday afternoon stroll.”



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Alastair Seeley with the Tyco Suzuki
Tyco BMW bikes, Motorcycle Live [Credit: TAS Racing]
David Giugliano, Tyco BMW [Credit: MSV]
Hawk Racing Suzuki, BSB [Credit: BSB media]
Howie Mainwaring Smart, Anvil Hire Yamaha [ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Broc Parkes, ePayMe Yamaha, [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Luke Mossey, Quattro Plant Kawasaki [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Broc Parkes, ePayMe Yamaha, [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Luke Mossey, Quattro Plant Kawasaki [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Michael Laverty, Tyco BMW, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Ryuichi Kiyonari, Smiths BMW [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Christian Iddon, Tyco BMW [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
James Ellison, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]

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TAS MAN - Unregistered

January 26, 2012 7:49 PM

Well the last comment speaks for itself. what a load of Bo..ocks. I think a few riders will be running scared this season without all the high tech stuff. Well they can always take a walk down to the TAS area of the pits and find the wee Wizard who might give them a few tips. There is no reason why Alistair can't win the BSB title this year.

TAS MAN - Unregistered

January 26, 2012 10:32 PM

Stuart,you have got it all wrong, if you have ever watched Alistair at the North West 200 at 180 to 200 mph YOU WOULD appreciate the riders quality. Only a few BSB riders have ever rode at the North west. Most would be just happy to come along smile for the camera and sign a few autographs.They would not have the B..LS to race.To say Alistair is a blow in, thats a joke.You must not have Sky sports. The Seeley and Wilson battle was the best racing last season.



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