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TAS Racing unveil 2019 Tyco BMW line-up of Iddon and title-winner Farmer

The TAS Racing team have today (Friday) revealed their 2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship line-up with Christian Iddon returning for a fourth consecutive season with the team alongside reigning Superstock 1000 champion Keith Farmer continuing in Tyco colours.

Iddon returns with the team onboard the all-new BMW S1000RR after narrowly missing out on the Showdown this season through injury and is joined by four-time support class champion Keith Farmer, who makes the switch as reigning Superstock 1000 champion.

Tyco return with TAS Racing for an eighth season in the Bennetts British Superbike Championship, establishing one of the longest partnerships in the series with the Official BMW Motorrad team.

Iddon said: “Obviously I'm really excited to be back with TAS Racing. The new BMW will be the fresh start we need and I'm excited to ride the new bike after hearing such great things about it. Both myself and the team feel we have unfinished business so we will be looking to put that right in 2019. I'm genuinely grateful for their continued support for our fourth consecutive season.”

Farmer said: “After an excellent first year with TAS Racing claiming the Superstock 1000 title, I’m absolutely thrilled to be given the chance to move into Superbike. It shows that Philip truly believes in me and what better way to switch into BSB - with a new BMW that has been improved greatly. I’m so pumped to get testing and get things rolling now for 2019. A massive thank you to Philip and all at BMW and the team for believing in me and giving me this opportunity.”

Team Manager Philip Neill commented: “Firstly, I am extremely pleased to confirm Tyco as our title partner for 2019. We continue our association with them in the British championship, which is our fourth year as the Official BMW Motorrad team.

“On the rider front, we are pleased to confirm that Christian will remain with us for another season, and equally happy to announce that Keith will also stay in Tyco BMW livery, albeit, he makes the step up to the Superbike division.

“For me the decision with Christian was simple. We have both invested a lot in each other and he clearly has the talent to succeed in BSB - so together with the new model RR, I firmly believe 2019 can be his year.

“With Keith the decision was also quite simple. We asked him to do a job for us in the Superstock class in 2018 and he delivered the championship, which was fantastic. We are under no illusions, the step up to Superbike is a significant one; however we believe Keith has the ability to deliver at any level, and although we should anticipate a settling in period - we do expect to see him running at the front during 2019.

“Thank you once again to our many loyal racing partners. We look forward to doing it all again with you in 2019.”

Vice President Global Sales, Tyco Phil Dashey concluded: “We are delighted to confirm our continued support into 2019 for the TAS Racing team. Collectively, they and the British Superbike Championship have represented our brand proudly and professionally. This has enabled millions around the globe to get behind our world class security products, just as much as the riders themselves.

“Not forgetting the thousands of fans who attend the events and experience the action, live and up close. 2019 brings one of the biggest and exciting changes to the various team and rider combinations in recent history, so there will be some surprises along the way – but with our continuity in the team as a whole, we feel in a good position to challenge for the title.”

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