Tyco Suzuki is ready and raring to make another challenge for the British Superbike title in 2013 after running eventual champion Shane Byrne very close last year - and leading the series with only two rounds remaining.
The team has retained Josh Brookes to lead the championship challenge and with further machine development and an even more motivated Brookes Tyco Suzuki is looking forward to mounting a challenge for the title. The team is also excited about the prospects of launching the Superbike career of young PJ Jacobsen. Although 2013 will be a learning year for PJ TAS Racing is optimistic that he will produce some stunning performances and provide great entertainment with his all-action style.
The team will enter 2013 with the same-model GSX-R1000 as last year, which means it can concentrate on refining set-up rather than starting with a completely new package. To achieve this, Stuart Johnston and the rest of the Tas Racing team, has been working hard on engine up-grades together with some improved aerodynamics through bodywork modifications. On the suspension front the team has also fitted some new Ohlins FGR 300 forks and Ohlins TTX rear shock unit.
As part of its long term racing history TAS Racing will embark on another road racing campaign with the highlighted event being the Isle of Man TT where the team seek to achieve an 18th TT Victory with Guy Martin on Suzuki GSX-R machinery.
Martin, who has come very close to achieving his dream TT victory for in the past, and with an updated GSX-R1000 and GSX-R600, very similar to our BSB spec machines, the team is optimistic that this can be the year for Guy to succeed.
Josh Brookes will also make his TT debut in 2013 and although TT success is part of his long-term racing ambition, this year will be very much a learning experience and a chance for Josh to decide if road racing will be part of his future.