Ending weeks of widespread speculation, 2022 King of The Roads Champion, last year’s Armoy ‘Race of Legends’, Southern 100 Solo Championship winner Davey Todd has officially linked up with TAS Racing.
The 2019 IRRC Superbike Champion’s new deal will see him compete under the Milwaukee BMW banner at TT 2024, sample the last two BSB rounds of 2023 and enjoy an outing with BMW’s works World Endurance squad.
Commenting about the decision to be astride BMW’s already history-making M1000RR model, the sixth quickest Mountain Course exponent in history, stated:
“This is a massive opportunity for me and I really can’t wait to get started! Peter (Hickman) has shown how strong the BMW package is around the TT.
Obviously he’s the man to beat, but he was regularly hitting over 200-mph through the speed trap and the bike was staying rock solid and stable, which is exactly what you need to get the best lap times around there.
It’s great that we can get started before the end of this season as the switch from Honda is quite a big one to adjust to, and there’s also going to be some other really cool opportunities for me ahead of the TT, too, so it’s all a properly exciting time for me.
I want to say a big thanks to Philip, Hector, and the whole team for bringing me on board and also to say another big thanks to Clive (Padgett) for the last few years and his continued support.”
TAS Racing Team Principal Philip Neill, added his delight about signing up the popular Yorkshireman.
“We’re really pleased to welcome Davey in to the team. I don’t think we’re alone in saying we’ve had our eye on him since his very impressive first TT, so we’re thrilled to have him on board.
He’s clearly a very talented racer and we know that we can put him on bikes capable of showcasing that talent.”
Quotes courtesy of TT Races press team
Photo courtesy of TT Races press team
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