Tyco BMW riders William Dunlop and Guy Martin will hopefully get their first taste of S 1000 RR action on the TT Circuit tonight, after gale force winds put an indefinite embargo on last night’s practice sessions – leaving most teams with enough work to do, just trying the save their race awnings in driving wind and rain.
The Tyco BMW team come to this year’s Isle of Man TT Races in fine fettle having won the feature Superbike race at the North West 200 a couple of weeks ago. Both Guy Martin and William Dunlop will be looking to add to that success during TT Race Week.
Fifteen times a podium finisher at the TT, Guy Martin is still searching for that elusive top step, but firmly believes the support of BMW Motorrad and the experience of the TAS Racing team will give him a great chance at this year’s event.
“My whole season on the roads is geared for the TT,” said Martin. “I love the Scarborough events and the likes of Cookstown and the Southern 100 – now that is an event – but everyone wants to win a TT and I’m no different.
“We’re still learning the Tyco BMW S 1000 RR every time we ride it, but by heck it’s fast. It was certainly the correct move for the TAS boys and me, so I’m looking forward to putting in the hard yards this week and we will see what that brings.”
William Dunlop is also chasing his first Isle of Man TT victory, but like Martin, sees the S 1000 RR as the bike that could finally give him a Superbike podium at the very least.
Dunlop said: “I was on the pace last year with the Tyco team on their Superbike but we all know the strength of the BMW. I’ve already won on it this season on the roads, as has Guy, and whilst the NW200 may not have produced the results I maybe wanted – it was great preparation for the TT. We just need the weather to be kind now and allow us plenty of track time before Saturday’s TT Superbike race, which I’m really looking forward to.”
Team Manager Philip Neill concluded: “It’s an honour for us as a team to be representing BMW Motorrad here at the Isle of Man TT, and I know both Guy and William have been counting down the days until this year’s event.
“There are so many factors to being successful at the TT, and we have been around long enough to understand that. With two very motivated riders in our camp, a hard working crew, and the support of our title sponsor Tyco Security Products and BMW Motorrad – not forgetting our associate and product sponsors – we have given ourselves the best possible chance of adding to our tally of 15 top steps here on the Island.”
You can watch the Isle of Man TT action on ITV4 – see schedule below:
Tuesday 2 June, 9pm – TT 2015: 130 Club
Wednesday 3 June, 9pm – TT 2015: The Beginners’ Guide
Thursday 4 June, 9pm – Preview Show
Friday 5 June, 9pm – Qualifying Highlights
Saturday 6 June, 9pm – Superbike TT Race
Sunday 7 June, 9pm – Sidecar TT Race (1)
Monday 8 June, 9pm – SuperSport TT Race (1)
Tuesday 9 June, 9pm – SuperStock TT Race
Wednesday 10 June, 9pm – SuperSport TT Race (2)
Thursday 11 June, 9pm – Sidecar TT Race (2)
Friday 12 June, 9pm – Senior TT
Saturday 13 June, 9pm – Lightweight TT
Monday 15 June, 6pm – Review Show 1
Mon 15 June, 7pm – Review Show 2