TAG Racing confirms two new Yamahas R1 entries for BSB 2020

The TAG Racing team confirms it will run two of the latest generation Yamaha R1 race bikes for the 2020 British Superbike Championship 

Shaun Winfield - TAG Racing Yamaha [credit: TAG Racing]

The all-new Yamaha R1 will be represented by at least two teams and four motorcycles on the 2020 British Superbike Championship grid after TAG Racing confirmed its intentions to upgrade to the latest model.

The team, which  has competed with Yamaha machinery since switching from Kawasaki in 2016, came to within three points of clinching the 2017 riders’ title with Josh Brookes, the Australian picking up the team’s first BSB wins on the way.

For 2019, TAG Racing is running Dan Linfoot and Shaun Winfield – son of owner Rob Winfield – and came close to adding to that tally at Brands Hatch when the former scored a second place finish in the damp having led much of the way.

For the most part though it has been a tough year for TAG Racing with Linfoot 15th in the standings with two rounds remaining.

Nonetheless, the team has renewed its expectations having agreed to run two of the latest generation Yamaha R1s, joining the McAMS team in continuing its relationship with the Iwata marque. 

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“We are pleased to announce our plans so soon for 2020, in the recent past we have waited but we felt it was the right time to inform everyone of our plans,” revealed Rob Winfield, team owner. “It’s a delight of mine to once again be able to run two superbikes in 2020, our search for riders is well underway and we have already had a lot of interest. 

Although our performances over the recent two seasons have been under par by our high standards, we know we are still a race winning team and we have proved that in 2019 with Dan leading races and getting on the podium.

“Our superbike plans are quickly coming together, and I’m already excited to see what 2020 will bring with the new R1’s that Yamaha have brought out. I have spoken to a few people that have already ridden the bike and they have spoken highly of it, so we’re expecting a strong season.”

The team also confirms Winfield will move into the team’s new Superstock 1000 effort for 2020 after six seasons racing for TAG in the Superbike class.