Guy Martin completes the Tyco Suzuki line-up for the forthcoming season. The 2011 Ulster Grand Prix Superbike winner and quadruple podium finisher at last year's Isle of Man TT will partner Manxman Conor Cummins in an all-new line up for the three major International Road Races.
BSB rider Alastair Seeley will also join them in a three-pronged attack at the North West 200 in May.
It will be Lincolnshire rider's second season racing for Moneymore-based TAS Racing and in inimitable Guy Martin style, he explained just why he wanted to remain on GSX-R machinery with Tyco Suzuki.
"It's taken a while, but it was always on the cards. I'm happy to be back with the team for a second year and I love the new Tyco Suzuki colours. Great job! I couldn't knock last year to be honest; the only thing we didn't do was win a TT, but hopefully we'll put that right in June. That's the box we want to tick. The North West and Ulster GP are great events but it's a TT win I really want. The team is good enough, the bikes are good enough; and I believe the rider is good enough, so it's time to go out and win one!"
Philip Neill - Team Manager:
"After all the speculation it's nice to finally be able to officially announce that Guy Martin will continue to race for TAS in 2012 in the new Tyco Suzuki livery. I think we both knew that it was going to happen. We made a verbal agreement to each other last August at the Ulster Grand Prix, but all the speculation has brought lots of publicity for our sponsors, the team and Suzuki, which is great. But I suppose when Guy gets out of bed these days he gets media coverage!
"He's a hard man to pin down with such a busy schedule, but with Conor on-board and now Guy, I think we have a strong team looking ahead to the three internationals. Guy proved last year that he has all the ingredients required to go all out for that TT win in June. It's eluded him so far, but we'll work as hard as we can as a team to make it happen."
Neill concluded: "He's not just the most popular rider in the UK these days, but also very popular outside the sport, which is good for motorcycling in general. Everyone at TAS, Suzuki, Tyco and existing sponsors like Ian Glen from Beacon are delighted to see him stay for a second year. And as I said before, along with Conor and our BSB duo of Seeley and Brookes, I feel it can be a successful season for Tyco Suzuki."