Glenn Irwin has signed for Tyco BMW for the remainder of the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike championship, one week on from splitting with Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki.

Irwin will see out the BSB campaign with the Northern Irish squad alongside Christian Iddon following Keith Farmer’s double leg break injury which has ruled him out for the rest of the season.

The Northern Irish rider split by mutual consent with defending BSB champions Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki last week and missed the last round at Snetterton with an eye injury. Irwin will be back in action at Thruxton this weekend where he is relishing his Tyco BMW debut.

“First of all, I’d like to thank TAS Racing, Tyco and BMW for this opportunity to ride the Tyco BMW S1000RR for the remainder of the season,” Irwin said. “They are a team I’ve always looked up to and aspired to race for, so to now get that opportunity, I’m absolutely delighted.

“I’ve raced against the new BMW S1000RR this season already, and it looks like a strong package with plenty of potential, so I can’t wait to get going.”

Tyco BMW boss Philip Neill is delighted to welcome Irwin to his team, following the one-round stand-in by Michael Laverty at Snetterton, and expects the 29-year-old to get up to speed with the S1000RR over the second half of the 2019 season.

“Glenn had a strong 2018 season in the British Superbike Championship finishing third overall and taking his debut race win in the class,” Neill said. “So to get the opportunity to sign someone of his calibre halfway through the season, will hopefully prove to be a big plus for everyone involved with Tyco BMW.

“He will be thrown into the deep end a little at Thruxton, learning a new bike and working with a new team, but having six rounds left for him to show his full potential on the S1000RR, will allow us to be realistic this weekend with our expectations.”

 

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