TAG Racing has confirmed it will run a two-bike team in the 2020 Bennetts British Superbike championship with the new Yamaha YZF-R1, as Shaun Winfield sticks at the team in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 series.

After five years in the top class, Winfield will take on the Superstock 1000 class for 2020 with the new Yamaha R1 and TAG Racing. Winfield will be mentored by ex-BSB star Chris Walker who will also become his new crew chief.

TAG Racing has begun its search for two riders in BSB and is set to make an announcement in the coming weeks.

“We are pleased to announce our plans so soon for 2020, in the recent past we have waited but we felt it was the right time to inform everyone of our plans,” Rob Winfield, team owner, said.

“It’s a delight of mine to once again be able to run two superbikes in 2020, our search for riders is well underway and we have already had a lot of interest. Although our performances over the recent two seasons have been under par by our high standards, we know we are still a race winning team and we have proved that in 2019 with Dan leading races, and getting on the podium.

“Our superbike plans are quickly coming together, and I’m already excited to see what 2020 will bring with the new R1’s that Yamaha have brought out. I have spoken to a few people that have already ridden the bike and they have spoken highly of it, so we’re expecting a strong season.

“In terms of Shaun he told me he wanted a new challenge and we feel as a team that moving into Superstock 1000 it is the perfect opportunity for him to go and win races. He now has five years of experience on a superbike which will set him up well for next season. I feel it’s a great move for him, and the new R1 should be great in Superstock form.”

 

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