The Tyco BMW team have confirmed that William Dunlop has split with the team for the 2016 road-racing season. Dunlop has been with the team since 2014, taking his first international superbike race win with them at the 2014 North West 200.
Also the winner of the 2015 Irish Superbike series with the squad, team manager Philip Neil was quick to point out much the Northern Irish team have enjoyed working with him.
“William has been a great ambassador for us this past two years and on a personal note, I have really enjoyed working with him. I have spoken to William at length and we have agreed mutually to go our separate ways for 2016, but the door has certainly not been closed. There’s every chance he could return in the future and of course everyone at Tyco BMW wishes him well.”
Dunlop, who also rode a Yamaha R6 for CD Racing this season, is expected to link up full-time with team boss Chris Dowd, campaigning in 2016 for them as the team’s stable of bikes expands to include superbike machinery in the form of the new R1.