Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 September 2014

Big Suzuki coup for TAS Racing

After weeks of speculation, Moneymore-based TAS Racing have finally won the battle to solely represent Suzuki in next year’s British Superbike Championship and also on the international road racing scene.

This season both TAS and Crescent represented Suzuki in the British series under the Relentless and Worx Suzuki banners, but the loss of their BSB association with Suzuki will be a bitter blow to Paul Denning’s Crescent outfit, who currently run Suzuki’s official MotoGP team.

Relentless Suzuki team manager Philip Neill is currently negotiating with a number of new riders for both the British and international road racing campaigns, but as he says: “First things first” — referring to his prestigious announcement.

“I understand and accept that with this new position will come a number of increased expectations, none more so than the delivery of results, but we are determined not to let this affect our approach.

“As a team we always apply 100 per cent effort to our racing and no one expects more than our team members themselves.

“Our approach will remain as it always has been — to carry out the role in a professional manner, build the strongest possible team structure, including our rider line-up, and, just as important, we will continue to enjoy what we do,” he said.

Neill explained his rider line-up would be completed on both fronts during November at the very latest.

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