Ian Hutchinson Returns To BSB Championship

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14-time Isle of Man TT winner, Ian Hutchinson is set to make his return to the MCE British Superbike Championship. He will ride a BMW S1000RR race bike for Tyco BMW.

Ian Hutchinson Returns To BSB Championship

Hutchinson competed in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 series claiming 2 win and six podiums this year. This is his first return to BSB grid since 2015.

Ian Hutchinson Returns To BSB Championship

"I'm very grateful to my Tyco BMW team for giving me the opportunity to ride in the British Superbike class this weekend at Assen. It's been a great season for me this year with Tyco BMW and although I've never been to the Assen circuit, I hope to be able to do both myself, and the team justice on the S1000RR Superbike in both races," Hutchinson said.

Ian Hutchinson Returns To BSB Championship

Tyco BMW team manager Philip Neill is very happy to have Hutchison riding for Tyco and he says the Bingley rider fully deserves the ride.

Ian Hutchinson Returns To BSB Championship

Neill said, "Hutchy has had a great year on Tyco BMW machinery both in British championship and also on the roads, so he fully deserves his chance to go out and ride a Superbike this weekend at Assen. There's absolutely no pressure on him. We want him to go out and enjoy the experience, but knowing Hutchy he will be looking for more than just a decent result."

Ian Hutchinson Returns To BSB Championship

Hutchy will race alongside fellow Tyco BMW riders Michael Laverty and Christian Iddon at Assen this weekend. The Bingley bullet last raced in BSB with PBM Kawasaki team in 2015 in the opening three rounds as preparation for the Isle of Man TT. He then returned at Thruxton as a fill for the injured Stuart Easton.

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Story first published: Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 15:59 [IST]
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