Alastair Seeley Reunited For 2017 Vauxhall International North West 200

2017 Dates, North West 200 Update

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 15/3/2017:  Alastair Seeley, the all-time record holder of the Vauxhall International North West 200 with 17 victories, confirmed at the event launch in Coleraine today that he will race a Tyco BMW Superbike at the May 7-13 races. Also included is Keith Hyde of Charles Hurst Vauxhall who will supply the Carrick racer with a new car.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

17-times Vauxhall International North West 200 winner Alastair Seeley will be reunited with Tyco BMW for this year’s races. Backed by Charles Hurst Vauxhall, who will also provide the Carrick rider with a new specially liveried Vauxhall this season, Seeley will line-up alongside the team’s current rider Ian Hutchinson on May 7-13.
Seeley has won nine North Wests with the TAS team and team manager Philip Neill is delighted to welcome the Carrickfergus ace back into the fold.
“When the opportunity arose to offer Alastair a deal to ride Tyco BMW Motorrad machinery in the Superstock and Superbike classes at the North West 200 – well it was a bit of a no brainer to be honest.” Neill said.
“He’s a proven winner at the North West in many different classes and will be a popular addition to our team for the week-long event. His goal is to add to his win tally, and along with Hutchy, here’s hoping they can bag a few more in May for both ourselves and our sponsors.”
Seeley is equally delighted with the move.
“Philip always said if I was stuck he would do his best to help me with bikes for the North West 200 and he has been true to his word.” he said.
“ Charles Hurst Vauxhall have provided me with a lot of support to make the deal happen. I’m delighted to be back working with the TAS Racing guys and riding the Tyco BMW S1000RR would always have been my first choice for the 1000cc classes. The Superbike class is the one everyone wants to win at the NW200 and I feel this deal gives me my best opportunity. I’ve continued to do my homework and train hard despite the winter uncertainty, and I’ve every confidence that working with Tyco BMW again, will give me a great opportunity to add to my North West wins in May.”

Stephen Davison – PR Officer