Glenn Irwin Joins Tyco BMW for remainder of BSB season

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Glenn Irwin has signed for the Tyco BMW team for the remainder of the 2019 BSB season, it has been confirmed.

He will ride alongside Christian Iddon on the BMW S1000RR in place of the injured Keith Farmer.

“First of all, I’d like to thank TAS Racing, Tyco and BMW for this opportunity to ride the Tyco BMW S1000RR for the remainder of the season,” said Irwin. “They are a team I’ve always looked up to and aspired to race for, so to now get that opportunity, I’m absolutely delighted.

“I’ve raced against the new BMW S1000RR this season already, and it looks like a strong package with plenty of potential, so I can’t wait to get going.”

Irwin’s first race with his new team will be at Thruxton across the weekend of August 2-4.

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BSB rider Glenn Irwin has left the Quattro Plant JG Speedfit Kawasaki team by mutual consent, a statement has confirmed.

Irwin missed the Snetterton round of the championship with a virus and had been having a tough season on the Kawasaki in 2019 despite setting a new lap record on his way to a Superbike race win at this year’s Northwest 200.

“Glenn has a long history with Kawasaki, riding for us in a multitude of classes and achieving numerous successes along the way,” said Kawasaki Motors UK Senior Racing Coordinator, Ross Burridge.

“We signed Glenn on to the team with the hope of retaining the British Championship title this year, but for a myriad of reasons it hasn’t worked out. I would like to personally thank Glenn for his efforts in trying to turn his season around and also for his tremendous achievement at the Northwest 200. Best of luck in what the future holds for you Glenn.”

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