Denning Explains New Tyco Link
The Crescent Suzuki team had formed a new partnership with international security products brand Tyco, but the deal according to team principal Paul Denning is not for title sponsorship.
“The team title and team title sponsor is still to be confirmed, and will be announced very shortly,” said the Englishman. “Tyco is on as a primary sponsor but not a title sponsor.”
Tyco, a security company with some 57,000 employees across 50 countries of the world, has sponsored the TAS team in BSB for some years now, but this is a new departure for their bike racing activities. “It is the first year for Tyco to be involved in the world championship,” said Denning. “They are a massive company and they will be using the platform in every single country we go to, so fingers crossed the partnership will grow and we will deliver value and we will be in a position where hopefully we will have a powerful partner on board for the future.” Tyco will still sponsor the TAS team in the UK in a separate deal.
The Crescent Suzuki machines, ridden in testing by 2015 regulars Alex Lowes and Randy de Puniet, will be heading back to the UK before they get flown out to Australia for the first round.
Then the finishing touches will be made in Japan. “Two of our guys are going to Japan on the 3rd of February to build the six new engines for the PI and Thailand races, at Yoshimura’s place,” said Denning. “Those engines will then join the rest of the freight in Australia. The specification we have here for engines is pretty much final.”