Andy Reid has joined Tyco BMW following a test at Kirkistown on Monday.
Reid has been out of a ride in 2017, having won races in British Supersport for the previous two seasons, firstly with Keith Flint on the Team Traction Control Yamaha and then on Pete Extance’s Bournemouth Kawasaki.
The hard-charging tattoo artist from Belfast will make his debut in the British Superbike championship at the Snetterton 300 circuit this weekend, hopefully alongside his new teammate Christian Iddon, who is still recovering from a nasty arm injury sustained at Knockhill.
“I’m just delighted to have been give this opportunity by TAS Racing and Tyco BMW to finally join the British Superbike grid, said Andy, making his first British Superbike racing appearance of the year.
“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, explained the 23-year-old.
Reid was runner-up in the 2014 National Superstock 600 championship behind World Supersport rider, Kyle Ryde.
Kiko Giles @MotoGPKiko