Alastair Seeley will be moving back to the British Superbike series after proving his talent at the British Supersport level in 2011. Seeley will ride with the Tyco Suzuki team alongside Josh Brookes in 2012.
Seeley has won both the British Supersport title and the National Superstock 1000 title. Now the Irish rider has his sights set on the British Superbike crown. Seeley raced in the BSB in 2010 and was one of the final 6-title fighters.
“I’m very excited to be back with the TAS team for another year, especially getting back on a Superbike, and I’m equally excited about the new Tyco Suzuki colours,” Seeley said. “The bike looks really well. Once we get some pre-season testing done my aim will be to try and win the championship; that really is my only goal. I think the new rules in BSB will be in my favour, having already won two championships without electronic aids, and I have every confidence in the boys at TAS to give me the best possible package. Until then I’ll be doing plenty of motocross and trials riding to hone my throttle control, but I can’t wait to get started.”
Team Manager Philip Neill added: “It’s fantastic to confirm Alastair Seeley as our second rider in BSB for next year. We have had a tremendous journey with Alastair since we brought him into our set-up at the start of 2009. He was a relative unknown in British championship terms back then, so to be able to turn him into a double champion in such a short space of time is very satisfying. He has been hugely impressive on all types of GSX-R machinery and his goal now is to become the first rider ever to win three different British championships. He had a great rookie season in Superbike back in 2010; probably the best one we have seen so far. He then took on the Supersport challenge this year with the all-new GSX-R600 and did a great job for TAS Racing and Suzuki. We have rewarded that success with another shot in BSB we believe he can be a genuine title contender in 2012