Reid to make MCE BSB debut with Tyco BMW
Andy Reid is set to make the step up into the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship racing with Tyco BMW. Reid will make the move to replace Davide Giuglano who stepped away from the series following a crash at Brands Hatch earlier in the year, sustaining injuries that are taking longer than expected to heal.
'Speedy Reidy', a multiple race winner in the British Supersport class is a fan favourite and will be an asset to the series, with the likes of Championship leader Luke Mossey and double Knockhill race winner Jake Dixon demonstrating that the young talent is emerging.
Reid said: 'I'm just delighted to have been give this opportunity by TAS Racing and Tyco BMW to finally join the MCE British Superbike grid. I'm coming in as a rookie with a clean slate, so I'm coming with an open mind and ready to learn from an experienced team. They are a team I have always admired and yeah, I'm pretty excited if I'm honest. It will be a steep learning curve, but again I have confidence in my ability to learn, but I also know it's not all about week one; this is a work in progress and I can't wait to get started.'
Tyco BMW team manager Philip Neill explained: 'It's clear that Andy has an abundance of talent and for various reasons, he maybe hasn't landed a British title that he so richly deserved. It's talent that we are always looking to invest in and the fact that this young lad has impressed me on a personal level, with his obvious ability and desire, both on and off the track, played a big part in making this happen.
'Even when he didn't have a ride in the British championship paddock, he made the effort to be there every race weekend, keeping himself in the spotlight and to the forefront of people's minds. That's not an easy thing to do as a rider and can only be done by someone who is highly motivated. He's a young lad with a bright future. I'm looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together.'
26.06.2017 - Big Ed