Josh Elliott will make his second MCE British Superbike championship appearance of the year for Tyco BMW alongside Christian Iddon for the Assen round.

The 2015 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 champion stepped up for Iddon when he was ruled out of the Snetterton round due to injury earlier in the season and has been called on again with Andy Reid out with a broken leg suffered at Silverstone.

With the Superstock 1000 series absent from the Assen round, Elliott will be able to fully focus on BSB after racing in both championships at Snetterton and is keen to grab the chance.

“It’s a great opportunity, right at the time of the season when any rider wants to get noticed,” Elliott said. “At Snetterton we were in at the deep end late on, as Christian made an eleventh hour decision not to race. This time I have a little more time to prepare” he said of his earlier season opportunity in Norfolk at round five.

“Assen is a circuit that I love riding at, and as much as I know it will be a challenging weekend, my goal is to use every session sensibly to again acclimatise myself with the Tyco BMW Superbike; then hopefully make a good account of myself on Sunday when it matters.”

Tyco BMW team manager Philip Neill is confident Elliott can impress at Assen having scored a double rostrum in the Superstock 1000 class earlier this month at Oulton Park.

“Josh has rediscovered some of the form that helped him win a British championship just a couple of seasons ago, and also feature strongly last year on the Tyco BMW – so hopefully that will help him this weekend when he again steps up to the BSB class,” Neill said. “We all understand the size of the task for any young rider making the quantum leap to the hugely competitive British Superbike Championship.

“We at Tyco BMW are showing our commitment to the future by giving these young lads a chance. It’s up to Josh now to grab it with both hands. It’s a sizeable task of course, but there’s no doubting the fact that he has the ability to do a good job.”

Elliott becomes the third Superstock 1000 rider to join BSB in Assen with Richard Cooper racing for Bennetts Suzuki and Danny Buchan at Quattro Plant FS-3 Racing Kawasaki.


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