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Tyco BMW have con­firmed that for­mer fac­tory Du­cati World Su­per­bike star Da­vide Gi­ugliano will ride along­side Chris­tian Id­don in the 2017 MCE Bri­tish Su­per­bike Cham­pi­onship.

The North­ern Ir­ish squad strug­gled in 2016 with Chris­tian Id­don and Michael Laverty so wanted to sign a big-name rider to front their ti­tle ef­forts in 2017.

Wi th no knowl­edge of Bri­tish cir­cuits with the ex­cep­tion of Sil­ver­stone, Don­ing­ton and Brands GP and a strong rep­u­ta­tion for crash­ing, Gi­ugliano is a big risk for Tyco, who will be hop­ing the Ital­ian will be­come one of the grow­ing num­ber of world-stage rid­ers to reignite their ca­reers in BSB.

The Ital­ian showed fast pace in WSB with both Du­cati and Aprilia, but was un­able to ever win a race due to a lack of con­sis­tency.

He said: “I’m very happy to be join­ing the Tyco BMW squad for my first sea­son in BSB. I have rid­den on some of the Bri­tish cir­cuits al­ready dur­ing my time in WSB and will look for­ward to rid­ing the oth­ers next year.

“I have raced against the BMW S1000RR in WSB and it is a very strong pack­age with a lot of po­ten­tial so I’m look­ing for­ward to get­ting started and show­ing what I can do in BSB on one.”

Id­don will be hop­ing to do bet­ter next year too af­ter he faded badly af­ter a very strong start to the sea­son.

Id­don (left) and Gi­ugliano have signed for Tyco in Bri­tish Su­per­bikes

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