Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 21 August 2014

Seeley cuts ties with JMF

Alastair Seeley

Carrickfergus rider Alastair Seeley, who currently leads the British Superstock series, yesterday announced a shock split with the Ballymoney based JMF Millsport Yamaha team.

Seeley said: “Jim Murray and I had a difference of opinion on a couple of things. I’m not prepared to go into detail, but basically Jim decided he no longer requires my services.”

With less than three weeks to the first practice session at the Kennedy International North West 200 in association with Coca-Cola Zero, JMF team owner Jim Murray explained he wasn’t actively looking for a replacement but would consider his options.

“The relationship with Alastair became a bit strained and to be honest I wasn’t enjoying it anymore,” said Murray. “It wasn’t so much of a fall out, as a difference of opinion. I have made a commitment to American Jimmy Moore to run him at both the North West 200 and the TT but if someone exciting turns up for the North West then you never know; I may run a second rider.

“This business is all about success but when you pump the sort of money into it that I’ve been doing well, let’s just say it has to be fun.”

Seeley agreed a deal on Wednesday afternoon with Alastair Flanagan’s AIM Yamaha team for the North West 200.

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