TAS Racing has announced the signing of Italian WSBK hard charger Davide Giugliano, who will be partnering Christian Iddon in the Tyco BMW line-up for the 2017 BSB season.
The 27-year-old Roman finished seventh in this season’s World Superbike Championship after claiming five podium finishes and brings a wealth of experience to the Tyco BMW team – 14 WSBK podium finishes overall as well as winning the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup crown in 2011.
The Italian said: “I’m very happy to be joining the Tyco BMW team for my first season in the British Superbike Championship. I have ridden on some of the British circuits already during my time in World Superbikes, and am looking forward to testing and racing on the others next year.
“BSB is a very popular championship with big crowds and I know the British public is passionate about their racing; a bit like the Italian supporters, so I’m hoping to gain many fans with Tyco BMW next season. I know having raced against the BMW S1000RR it is a strong package with a lot of potential, so I’m looking forward to getting started and showing what we can do in BSB.”
Team Manager Philip Neill commented: “I don’t know Davide yet on a personal level but as world number seven it’s clear he is a very talented motorcycle rider and we would like to welcome him to Tyco BMW and to BSB for 2017.
“We do have some work with new tracks to learn and, of course, we need to ensure Davide feels comfortable on the S1000RR as soon as possible. However, there is huge buzz of excitement throughout the team and we cannot wait to start this new chapter in TAS Racing history.”