Road Racing News

Highly Rated McLean Joins Forces With Team IMR

One of the revelations of recent seasons on the roads, the highly rated Adam McLean will embark upon an enterprising new challenge in 2018, linking up with the ambitious Team IMR (Ian Moffitt Racing) outfit.

Magherafelt’s McLean will have high spec S1000RR BMW machinery for Superstock and Superbike action next year at selected Irish national events and the international road races, which includes a second TT Races venture.

Supersport wise, he’s set to pilot the same YZF R6 Yamaha that Ian Hutchinson took to second place in the opening 600 encounter at the North West 200, whilst his Super Twins challenge will see him link up again with Roy Hanna Motors to mount a top notch 650 Kawasaki.

Photo by Stephen Davison

Speaking about joining Team IMR which enjoyed this year a solid first roads campaign with fellow rising star Paul Jordan, the quietly spoken, talented and level headed racer stated:

“I’m really looking forward to working with quinnstheprinters.com by Team IMR in 2018 and am very grateful for the opportunity.

I’ll be riding top class machinery with a superb infrastructure behind me which will hopefully enable me to be successful and build on my 2017 results so I can’t wait to get going!”

Team principal of Team IMR, Ian Moffitt, who’s outfit has attracted title sponsorship for next season from Quinnstheprinters.com, stated his delight at signing the leading Mountain Course of TT 2017.

“It’s fantastic to have signed Adam for the 2018 roads season. Given our initial focus on the British Championship and securing Chrissy Rouse and Jordan Gilbert for the Superstock 1000 BSB campaign, we feared we had missed out on signing a quality roads rider for 2018.

However, having learnt that Adam was available and after a discussion with Peter Bradley, we were able to come to an agreement on running Adam at the International road races which is hugely exciting for the team.

Adam will have a full stable of bikes to compete in the Superbike, Superstock and Supersport clases at the North West 200, TT and Ulster GP respectively with the use of our two 2017 BMW S1000RR’s as well as Ian Hutchinson’s 2017 front running Yamaha R6, which will all run on Metzeler tyres for whom we are very grateful for their support.

Adam will also compete at some of the BSB and national road races throughout the season and we are extremely excited to be working with one of today’s most talented riders in road racing.

We would not be able to do what we are doing without the support of all our partners but especially Peter and quinnstheprinters.com.”

Quinnstheprinters.com Managing Director, Peter Bradley added:

“Quinnstheprinters.com are delighted to be the title sponsor of Team IMR and we are thrilled the team has secured the services of Adam McLean for the 2018 road racing season.

As part of the Bradley Group which has operations in England and the Isle of Man as well as a base in Northern Ireland, the company places a huge emphasis on supporting local, young talent and we believe that with the right backing, Adam has the capability to achieve considerable success and build on his highly impressive 2017 effort and learning curve.

We look forward to getting him on the bike during our Spanish testing programme in February and wish him all the best for a safe and enjoyable 2018 season.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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