Big sign­ings for 2017 roads sea­son

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport -

The 2017 in­ter­na­tional road rac­ing sea­son is be­gin­ning to take shape with a num­ber of big-name sign­ings over the last cou­ple of weeks. As ex­pected, TT hero Ian Hutchin­son will re­main with Tyco BMW for an at­tack on next year’s ma­jor in­ter­na­tion­als, with the most im­por­tant aim for the Bin­g­ley Bul­let to lay claim to the Se­nior TT ti­tle.

It was a big week for Bal­ly­money man Wil­liam Dun­lop, too, who con­firmed he will be rid­ing for the Hal­sall Rac­ing team as they make the move from the MCE Bri­tish Su­per­bike Cham­pi­onship to join the road rac­ing scene. Dun­lop and the Bolton-based squad are yet to con­firm which bikes they will run, but Hal­sall has said with no tie to a par­tic­u­lar man­u­fac­turer, they will set out to choose the best machin­ery for each in­di­vid­ual class.

Aussie David John­son will re­main with the iconic Nor­ton mar­que, who con­firmed to MCN they will con­tinue with the ex-mo­togp Aprilia V4 mo­tor in 2017 while they con­tinue to de­velop their own, in-house en­gine which was re­vealed as the pow­er­house of their all-new V4 su­per­bike ear­lier this week. Also an­nounced this week was that Steve Mercer will join Ivan Lintin in the RC Ex­press Kawasaki team.

Ian Hutchin­son is again gun­ning for Se­nior TT suc­cess with his Tyco BMW squad

Wil­liam Dun­lop brings Hal­sall Rac­ing into the roads world from BSB

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