Guy Martin will certainly put ‘bums on seats’ when he makes his first appearance in the all-new Tyco BMW livery at the KDM Cookstown 100 on April 24 and 25.

The Lincolnshire trcuk mechanic and TV personality will be joined by his Tyco BMW team-mate William Dunlop – an international Superbike winner with TAS Racing at last year’s Vauxhall International North West 200.

Martin & Dunlop
Tyco BMW riders Guy Martin & William Dunlop

Speaking of his first Irish outing for the Moneymore based team, Martin explained: “Yeah, Cookstown is always a great way to blow off the winter cobwebs and having already tested the BMW in Spain, I’m really looking forward to it now.”

He then said of the opening road race of the season: “I missed last year and quite a bit of good racing from what I hear, so it’ll be a good way to roll out the big BMW for the first time. Yeah it’ll be mint and I’m sure a few of the other top boys will turn up for a decent bit of racing.”

“Supporting our local event is always of paramount importance when the calendar allows,” said Tyco BMW team manager Philip Neill, who also explained the importance of showcasing his new team livery and BMW Motorrad machinery at Cookstown.

“We are always very aware of our local supporters and how little they get to see us race at home these days, due to our British championship commitments. Taking that into consideration and with Cookstown being right on our doorstep, it’s always a pleasure to turn out at the event, which is well organised and has a great atmosphere, being the opening Irish national event of the season.”

William Dunlop is also looking forward to getting back to the Orritor circuit and explained: “Although we did have some success, I was disappointed to lose out on the big bike win last year on corrected time, so it’s a great incentive to go back to Cookstown next month. It is a great little circuit and the Club put on a top event, so I’ll being doing my best to try to notch up my first win for Tyco BMW.

“We had a great test in Spain recently and I really enjoyed riding the S1000RR, so it’s time to add in a few lumps and bumps at a national road race, but I’m sure we will can put on a decent show and the fans turn out in force to see us.”

Programme of Events
Thursday April 2nd – Press Launch, Royal Hotel, Cookstown from 7.30pm [all welcome]
Thursday April 9th – Liaison Night, Royal Hotel, Cookstown at 7.30pm
Saturday April 18th – Treasure Hunt and BBQ, Sign On Burn Road Car Park from 6pm
Sunday April 19th – Annual Bikers’ Service, Orritor Presbyterian Church at 3.30pm
Tuesday April 21st – Vintage Vehicle Run, Union Street Car Park from 6.30pm
Thursday April 23rd – Classic Bike Run, Union Street Car Park, leaving 7.30pm
Friday April 24th – PRACTICE DAY, Roads Close 11am
Saturday April 25th – RACE DAY, Roads Close 10am

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