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TT 2017: Tyco BMW Reflect On Up And Down TT

The Tyco BMW team, have recently reflected, on what was an up and down TT 2017 for the TAS Racing run outfit.

Race week began in the best possible way for BMW Motorrad UK’s official roads team, with success in a quite dramatic RST Superbike race.

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This was backed up by Ian Hutchinson’s third successive Superstock TT victory, which was also his third TT win in Tyco BMW colours.

Unfortunately race week ended with Hutchy, been involved in a high speed incident, at the 27th milestone.

Recovering from injuries sustained, given his sheer determination, it would not at all surprise me, to see the now 30 times international road race winner, recover quickly in time for the Ulster Grand Prix and contend for more international road race titles.

Looking back on another extremely positive albeit bittersweet TT campaign for TAS Racing, Tyco BMW Team Manager, Philip Neill stated:

“This year’s TT was once again a roller coaster of emotions, on the positive side we achieved our first Superbike victory together with Tyco and BMW, repeated last year’s Superstock victory on the S1000RR and increased the TAS Racing TT success story to 18 victories while helping Hutchy reach the 16 win mark.

Unfortunately the event finished on the downside for us with Hutchy’s accident during the Senior race when battling for the lead.

Thankfully however Ian will recover from his injuries and everyone involved with TAS Racing wish him a speedy recovery.

Once again I would like to thank our partners Tyco Security Products and BMW Motorrad together with our many associate sponsors and friends.”

Words by Stevie Rial

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