Hutchinson goes Dutch

by Mark Rowe

The 14-time Isle of Man TT winner Ian Hutchinson has been rewarded with a British Superbike opportunity for the penultimate round of the 2017 BSB series at Assen in the Netherlands with Tyco BMW.

The Bingley rider will join Tyco BMW British Superbike regular’s Michael Laverty and Christian Iddon on the Dutch grid for Sunday’s races – his first in the British Superbike Championship since 2014.

In second in the championship standings, Hutchinson has recorded two wins from his eight podiums in this year’s Pirelli National 1000cc Superstock series, but with no ’stock class at Assen, he fully welcomes the chance to jump back on a Superbike in BSB – this time with Tyco BMW.

Hutchinson, pictured, said: “I’m very grateful to my Tyco BMW team for giving me the opportunity to ride in the British Superbike class this weekend at Assen. It’s been a great season for me this year with Tyco BMW and although I’ve never been to the Assen circuit, I hope to be able to do both myself, and the team justice on the S1000RR Superbike in both races.”

And Team Manager Philip Neill said: “Hutchy has had a great year on Tyco BMW machinery both in British championship and also on the roads, so he fully deserves his chance to go out and ride a Superbike this weekend at Assen. There’s absolutely no pressure on him. We want him to go out and enjoy the experience, but knowing Hutchy he will be looking for more than just a decent result.”

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