Johnston and East Coast Racing make BMW switch

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Northern Irishman lee Johnston is set to remain with his East Coast Racing team for the 2015 Isle of Man TT; but with a change in equipment, as the team makes the switch from Honda to BMW. Johnston will line up on an S1000RR for the TT’s superbike and superstock races, as well as the North West 200, Ulster Grand Prix and Macau Grand Prix.

Finishing in the top ten for the third time last year since winning the Privateers’ Trophy in 2013, he’ll also switch from Honda machinery in the supersport class, making the move to the Triumph Daytona 675.

Speaking about his plans for 2015 Johnston commented: “I think we showed our potential in 2014 in all the classes at the events we contested and as a team we are looking to build on that for 2015 with the aim of being a regular feature on the podium at the International Road Races.”

“The TT remains the priority for me and East Coast Construction Racing and we know how hard it is to make the breakthrough into the podium positions around the Mountain Course. But we took some solid results there last year despite carrying an injury from the North West 200, and with the increased support from BMW Motorrad UK, Burdens and all our other team sponsors we will be as ready as anyone come June.”

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer