TAS Racing boss Philip Neill has confirmed his MCE British Superbike and roads team will not run Suzukis next year but hasn’t gone as far as to officially name their replacement or which riders he has signed.
It is widely believed the team will run BMW Superbikes and Triumph Supersport machinery but that has yet to be announced by the Moneymore-based team.
“I have to be honest and say it will certainly be a challenge to change direction after such a long period of time leading the charge for Suzuki, both in British championship and also on the international road racing scene,” said Neill.
“On behalf of our team, my father Hector and I would like to personally thank Suzuki for their support over the years. Having enjoyed a long term family relationship with Suzuki, it was an absolute honour to have been given the opportunity to represent the brand.”
“I have met and worked with some great people within the Suzuki organisation, many of whom will remain personal friends, which shows the level of mutual respect we have shared over the years. I’m sure we will see them in British championship and at the international road races next year, and while we will focus solely on our own success, we certainly wish them well.”