Adam McLean joins quinnstheprinters.com by Team IMR for 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200
Talented youngster Adam Mclean will have a full complement of machinery for the 2018 Vauxhall International North West 200 after signing for quinnestheprinters.com by Team IMR for the new season.
Adam will campaign a BMW S1000RR in the Superbike and Superstock classes and a Yamaha YZF-R6 in the Supersport races with the team having recently purchased a 600cc machine from Raceways Motorcycles.
The 21-year old has been a standout performer in the last two seasons with the highlight of his season being an impressive fourth place in the second Supersport race at the 2017 North West 200 after a mixing it with Michael and William Dunlop and race winner, Alastair Seeley.
“I’m really looking forward to working with quinnstheprinters.com by Team IMR in 2018 and am very grateful for the opportunity.” Adam said as the team launched in Belfast.
“I’ll be riding top class machinery with a superb infrastructure behind me which will hopefully enable me to be successful and build on my 2017 results so I can’t wait to get going!”
The Magherafelt rider was the fastest newcomer at the 2017 TT and claimed a podium finish in this year’s Ulster Grand Prix Supertwins race. Adam was also a consistent front runner at Scarborough, taking regular podium finishes in the Supersport and Supertwins races. He finished third, fourth and fifth overall in the Irish Road Racing Supertwins, Supersport 600cc and Moto3 Championships respectively.
“Adam will have a full stable of bikes to compete in the Superbike, Superstock and Supersport clases at the NW200, TT and UGP with the use of our two 2017 BMW S1000RRs as well as Ian Hutchinson’s 2017 front-running Yamaha R6, which will all run on Metzeler tyres.” Team Principal Ian Moffit explained.
“quinnstheprinters.com are delighted to be the title sponsor of Team IMR and we are thrilled the team has secured the services of Adam McLean for the 2018 road racing season.” Peter Bradley, Managing Director, said.
“As part of the Bradley Group which has operations in England and the Isle of Man as well as a base in Northern Ireland, the company places a huge emphasis on supporting local, young talent and we believe that with the right backing, Adam has the capability to achieve considerable successes and build on his highly impressive 2017 effort and learning curve. We look forward to getting him on the bike during our Spanish testing programme in February and wish him all the best for a safe and enjoyable 2018 season.”
Jason Griffiths, Racing Manager of Metzeler said; “It was a real pleasure to work with Adam this year in what was his breakthrough season. He obviously has great potential and at Metzeler we look forward to continuing our partnership with Adam and seeing him gain more experience at the International Road Races in 2018. When Metzeler started the Road Race programme in 2013 a young Dean Harrison joined us and we firmly believe Adam is capable of the same progression. Good luck to Adam and Team IMR with their new venture.”
“Adam made a big impact at the 2017 North West and we are delighted that he will be back on top class machinery next May.” Vauxhall International North West 200 Event Director, Mervyn Whyte said.
“Adam is one of the rising stars of Irish road racing and it is great to see him getting this opportunity with the quinnstheprinters.com by Team IMR squad.”