Rob Mac Racing out of BSB for 2012

Yamaha team taking a sabbatical after a couple of difficult seasons in British Superbikes

ROB MAC RACING have announced that they will take a sabbatical from the British Superbike championship in 2012 to focus on a competitive return in the future.

The decision comes after a difficult 2011 season that started with Loris Baz and James Westmoreland, but after multiple line-up changes the Yamaha outfit ended the year with Alex Lowes and Tommy Bridewell, both of whom were unable to make any impression.

Long-term sponsors, Motorpoint and other supporting parnters had agreed to continue the sponsorship of the team, but Rob McElnea made the decision to pull the team due to a 'couple of difficult seasons and a lack of available experienced riders to deliver results'.

Team boss, Rob McElnea said: “It has been a tough decision but the right one after a difficult season, where it was  frustrating to be unable to secure a good return for our backers in terms of results. We all go to racing to be part of a show and I want to ensure our team performs not only for the fans, but also for our sponsors too.

“I felt the options available to us would mean another tough season with difficult challenges so, I feel it is the best decision to re-evaluate our position during our 2012 sabbatical and hopefully come up with a storming proposal for the future. Motorpoint have been great supporters and are understanding of my decision.

“I want to thank all my team and partners for their commitment over the last 20 years!”