‘He’s had bikes capable of winning before’
14-time TT winner defends Tyco BMW team
“You never have a clue what Guy will do so I wasn’t surprised to hear he was coming back. I’m not even that surprised it’s with Honda because he’s local to them and there has always been a connection.
“TAS had a bike built for Guy and they took it everywhere last year in case he wanted to ride it. It shows the loyalty they had to him, but I never really thought about him being my team-mate.
“All the main teams have put a bike together that can win races, and plenty of us have won with different teams so I don’t believe this will make night and day difference. Guy’s had bikes capable of winning before; only he knows what he needs to do to make that happen. Something will need to improve somewhere if he’s to win.”