BSB: Seeley without ride for 2018

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Former British Supersport and National Superstock Champion Alastair Seeley has found himself without a ride for the 2018 season after plans to continue on the Spirit Moto2 machine fell through.

Seeley had hoped to reap the benefit of the work he put into the Spirit Moto2 machine last year in the inaugural British GP2 championship set to run alongside the Supersport category at British Superbike events this year, but a change of plan now sees him searching for a ride with just two months until the start of the season.

The Northern Irish rider is now looking to secure a return to the Superstock 1000 category, which he first won back in 2009 and finished second in 2015.

“I had hoped to continue in 2018 with my 2017 ride but with goalposts being moved and one thing or another I now find myself with no ride,” Seeley told MCN.

“I’m looking to get back into the Superstock 1000 class, where we’ve had a lot of success before, so I’d be really keen to hear if someone has a bike available.”

While Seeley continues to seek a ride for British Championships, it’s understood he is sorted for both 600cc and 1000cc machinery for the North West 200, where he holds the title of the most successful rider in history. He’ll ride for the EHA Yamaha squad in the supersport class at the event in May and it’s believed he’s also set to ride with the Tyco BMW team in the Superbike and Superstock classes although this is yet to be confirmed. 

Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing