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Phase One Yamaha confirms Ben Wylie for roads campaign

Former World Endurance and British Supersport star Ben Wylie will return to road racing in 2010, it has been confirmed.
The Phase One team has confirmed Ben Wylie, the top newcomer at the 2009 TT, will join Carl Rennie for this year.

After impressing on his debut on the Mountain Circuit, Wylie will ride the Yamaha Supersport and Superbike machines at both the Isle of Man TT and North West 200 in 2010.

His performances at the 2009 TT, in the Supersport and Superstock classes, saw him end the festival as top newcomer. In 2010, he will campaign in the Superbike and Senior TT races for the first time.

Phase One Manager Russell Benney said:

“Ever since working with Ben in the Shell Endurance Academy Team in 2005, I have been impressed with his determination and grit. My challenge will be to help him channel that enthusiasm and to focus it on race success.”

“Some of the skills he learnt in World Endurance will be drawn on this season. To be safe and competitive on the roads, he is going to need the ability to maintain extremely high levels of concentration for long periods; just like in the Le Mans 24 hours race.”

“He will also need a high level of physical fitness and must be mentally prepared.”

A team insider added:

“We were really pleased to hear that Ben was back; ever a prankster and great fun to have around.”

“He will learn a lot from Carl and, with no pressure on him, should perform well.”

Wylie will start testing with the team in Albacete next month.



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Top newcomer at the 2009 TT Ben Wylie will return to road racing this year with Phase One Yamaha (benwylie.com)
Senior TT race winner Michael Dunlop, runner-up Ian Hutchinson and John McGuinness
Michael Dunlop on the Hawk Racing BMW in the Senior TT.
Ivan Lintin won the Lightweight TT on the Devitt RC Express Kawasaki.
Bruce Anstey, William Dunlop and Daley Mathison were the top three in the SES TT Zero race.
Bruce Anstey won the SES TT Zero race on the Mugen.
Ian Hutchinson o the Team Traction Control Yamaha R6 at the Isle of Man TT.
Ian Hutchinson on the Team Traction Control Yamaha in the second Monster Energy Supersport race at the Isle of Man TT.
Ian Hutchinson on the Tyco BMW Superstock machine at the Isle of Man TT.
Ian Hutchinson on his Tyco BMW Superstock machine at the Isle of Man TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Street Sweep Yamaha R6 at the Isle of Man TT.
Ian Hutchinson on the Team Traction Control Yamaha at the Isle of Man TT.
Michael Rutter on the Bathams SMT BMW at the Isle of Man TT
Paul Shoesmith was killed in a crash during a practice lap for the Isle of Man TT.
Michael Dunlop on the Hawk Racing BMW at the Isle of Man TT
Michael Dunlop on the Hawk Racing BMW Superbike at the Isle of Man TT.
John McGuinness on the Honda Racing Superbike during Isle of Man TT practice.
Ian Hutchinson on the Tyco BMW Superstock machine during TT practice.

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