Taylor Mackenzie and Bradley Ray have joined Tyco BMW to form its new rider line-up for the 2020 Bennetts British Superbike championship.

With Christian Iddon heading to champions Be Wiser Ducati and the team cutting ties to Keith Farmer, former rider Mackenzie has been given a full-season shot back in the championship after numerous false starts to his BSB career.

Mackenzie is partnered by former BSB race-winner and Showdown contender Bradley Ray, who leaves the Hawk Racing-run Buildbase Suzuki squad after three seasons together, to complete the new-look Tyco BMW squad.

“Returning to the TAS Racing team at the end of the season felt like coming home after four years away,” Mackenzie said. “I had so much fun during the last two rounds of 2019 with them and I’m really looking forward to carrying on where we left off next season on the S1000RR. BSB will be as competitive as ever and I’m really looking forward to the challenge.

“I’ve worked with the TAS boys before and fully enjoyed it, but to get the opportunity to ride with them for a full season in 2020, with the support of BMW Motorrad, in the official Superbike team, is something I can’t wait to get my teeth into.”

“I’m very excited to join TAS Racing next season on the new BMW. I have to say a big thank you to Hector and Philip Neil for giving me this opportunity and I’m very excited to start a new chapter in my career,” Ray added.

“The bike has shown very good potential in the first year of development so I’m excited to start 2020 with some more upgrades to the bike. It will be good for me to ride a different manufacturer of bike as I’ve been on Suzuki for the past three years, so it will be all new for me.”

 

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