Synetiq BMW will undergo another overhaul with its rider line-up for the 2021 British Superbike Championship season, luring race-winners Danny Buchan and Andrew Irwin for a fresh tilt at the title.

Armed with factory-assisted backing from BMW and with the new M 1000 RR at its disposal, the Tyco Racing-run squad features an impressive looking line-up with Buchan and Irwin at the helm.

Buchan defects to BMW machinery after establishing himself as a front runner with FS-3 Kawasaki for the past two seasons and is looking forward to getting to grips with the new machinery, which has been developed with the express intention of succeeding on track.

“Obviously I’m looking forward to joining the SYNETIQ BMW team for the 2021 season. It’s a big change for me, but one I’m excited about, working with a new team and a new crew on the all-new BMW M 1000 RR. Let’s get to work with it and get it up at the front next season in BSB.

“There is a really positive buzz around the team and I’m well aware of the success TAS Racing has had over the past 20 years. All of those ingredients are what helped make my mind up to change to SYNETIQ BMW for the 2021 season. 

“We’ve got a long lay-off now before the start of next year, but I’m looking forward to getting started, testing the bike and working with the whole team. It’s great motivation to keep myself in top condition over the winter months.”

Irwin, meanwhile, breaks away from Honda for 2021 despite clinching three victories with the brand-new CBR1000RR-R. However, after being unable to join team-mate and brother Glenn in keeping his title hopes alive to the finale, he is intrigued by the prospect of joining BMW.

“TAS has a lot of racing history and is a team I’ve always looked up to, so there’s lots of motivation to be competing at the sharp end of British Superbike on the SYNETIQ BMW next season. I’ve raced against the BMW this past few years and have seen first-hand the potential of the package.

“I can’t wait to get started now on the all-new M 1000 RR. I’m still young in terms of my Superbike career and not yet quite the finished article, but I’m hungry to learn and keep improving and together with the SYNETIQ BMW team; I believe we can do that.”

It is another change of rider line-up for Synetiq BMW after running Bradley Ray and Taylor Mackenzie in the compacted 2020 BSB season