Team IMR (Ian Moffitt Racing) have this evening announced, that they have parted ways with rising roads star Adam McLean, who was due to pilot high spec YZF R6 Yamaha/S1000RR BMW machinery for the upcoming outfit at the North West 200, TT and Ulster Grand Prix.
This news comes as a surprise to many, in particular given that leading next generation road racer McLean, only signed just under a month ago during late December for the Manx based team.
A candid statement issued by Team IMR, specified the reasons behind the end of what looked on paper for many a promising combination for the international road races.
“Isle of Man based Team IMR have released rider Adam McLean from his contract for the 2018 road racing season, after being advised that he is no longer able to represent the team as previously agreed.
Team IMR wish Adam McLean every success for the future.
Having already made extensive investment in support of Adam McLean for the 2018 road racing season, procuring high quality machinery, personnel and infrastructure, the team will now consider its options for a replacement rider.
With the aim of competing in the Superbike, Superstock and Supersport categories at the 2018 North West 200, Isle of Man TT Races and Ulster Grand Prix events.”
Words by Stevie Rial