Adding extra spice to an already top quality field for the Superbike, Superstock, Senior races, 16 times event winner Ian Hutchinson will link-up with TAS Racing for the 2022 TT Races.
The Bingley racer who’s last TT success arose in the 2017 Superstock race, is set to race M1000RR BMW tackle for Hector & Philip Neill’s iconic outfit which has secured title sponsorship from Senior race sponsors Milwaukee.
Due to this factor, the fiercely determined Hutchinson will race under the new team name of Milwaukee BMW Motorrad by TAS Racing.
Delighted to be realigning his proven Mountain Course credentials with the suitors that have taken him to record breaking Superstock success, personal best lap speed of 133 mph plus, a second Superbike TT triumph, Hutchinson recently stated:
“It’s been a crazy five years for me since I last rode for the TAS Racing Team. Coming back from injuries in 2018, then re-signing for TAS in 2020 but never getting to ride the bikes because of the Pandemic.
Fingers crossed everything comes together for us this time and also for the TT.
Coming back to the team, where I’ve enjoyed my most recent success at the TT, was something I hoped would be possible throughout this winter and to hear the title sponsor is to be Milwaukee, really was the icing on the cake.
Both TAS and Milwaukee have given me great success in the past, so I look forward to us all working together again in 2022.”
Team Principal for TAS Racing Philip Neill added:
“Our partnership with Ian goes back to 2016 when we enjoyed significant success together, both on the roads and on BSB tracks.
So, in this very significant year for TAS Racing, we are delighted to once again team up with Ian for our latest assault on the International Road Racing events.
Road Racing and the Isle of Man TT is simply in our DNA at TAS Racing and after two years away, we are now looking forward to racing on the Isle of Man in June.
The organising team has made some significant changes during that time away and this year’s TT has the potential to be the biggest ever.
To partner with Milwaukee is somewhat of a dream scenario for us all, as we have developed a close relationship with them in recent years. I now can’t wait to see the bikes in action sporting that bright red Milwaukee livery on the Mountain Circuit.”
Quotes courtesy of TT press team
Photo courtesy of TT press team
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou