Since 2011, Tyco Security Products has been a sponsor and enthusiastic supporter of motorsports, most recently teaming with TAS Racing in Moneymore, Northern Ireland, the official factory racing team of Suzuki Great Britain. Their association with Suzuki dates back more than 30 years with tangible success both in British championship and also on the International Road Racing scene. While Tyco began its motorsports connection through the British Superbike Championship, this new connection to Suzuki and TAS for the 2012 season now takes it into Motocross (MX) and Road Racing as well.
This year’s Tyco Suzuki British Superbike lineup includes exciting Australian Josh Brookes, a former World Supersport race winner, and reigning 2011 British Supersport champion Alastair Seeley of Northern Ireland – known as the Wee Wizard because of his diminutive stature. The Road Racing stars on the team are the inimitable Guy Martin – famous for his hugely publicized love of drinking English Tea and more recently for his Network TV series, The Boat that Guy Built. Conor Cummins is one of pure road racing’s true gentlemen and coming from the Isle of Man – the home of road racing – he is ever popular in the racing paddocks. In Motocross, former Grand Prix competitor Stephen Sword, who is also a four time British champion, leads the charge in MX1 alongside new recruit Martin Barr. Irishman Stuart Edmonds, a former British 250cc 2-stroke champion, represents Tyco Suzuki in MX2.
Through the expansion into Motocross and Road Racing, Tyco Security Products has been pleased to offer our enthusiastic racing customers and employees a chance to see multiple disciplines of motorsport. If you’re not familiar with the sport’s popularity, these races are sporting events that entertain tens of thousands of weekend spectators and millions of television viewers around Europe and the world. We share this privilege with our consortium partners, WOT Security Group, Beacon Security, Norbain, First City Care and IFSEC, whose logos can also be seen on the blue-and-white liveried Suzuki bikes alongside the Tyco Security Products’ name.
In turn, visitors to Tyco Security Products’ stand at trade shows, such as the UK’s IFSEC International, might find some of the racing team in attendance, along with the Tyco-emblazoned bikes, official clothing and other merchandise.
Through our exposure via the racing circuit, we’ve also been able to achieve some off-track success with 2011 CCTV installations at Oulton Park and Snetterton — two of England’s premiere racing parks. The systems, which are used for monitoring the health and safety of riders, were installed by consortium partners, including WOT Security.
Having wrapped up the qualifying races that make up the first half of the season, we’re looking forward to the second round of races, where the more intense competition occurs. Current rankings include Stephen Sword sitting atop of the Red Bull Pro Nationals’ MX1 Championship with Martin Barr in 3[SUP]rd[/SUP].
In his current position of second place, our Aussie Josh Brooks is gearing up for the culmination of the season at the “Showdown”, the championship rounds in late September. Despite top world competition — from riders like Noruki Haga (Japan) and Tommy Hill (current champion) — we’re very optimistic that our Brooks is saving his best for last, and that the coveted BSB championship title is ours to fight for.
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You can keep up with our exciting news from our BSB, Road, and MX team by visiting the Tyco-Suzuki website. To catch the latest highlights, follow Tyco-Suzuki on Twitter and Facebook.
UPDATE 8/31/2012: 18-year-old New Yorker PJ Jacobsen will line up for Tyco Suzuki for the remainder of the Metzeler National Superstock 1000 Championship season. Jacobsen instantly impressed in his previous two outings for Tyco Suzuki at Oulton Park and Brands Hatch GP in July, taking a sixth place on his first visit to the Kent circuit. Read more.