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BSB’s OMG Racing to compete in 2020 Isle of Man TT

British Superbike Championship front runners OMG Racing will expand to a road racing programme, including a debut at the 2020 Isle of Man TT

British Superbike Championship race winners OMG Racing have announced it will expand its programme to include the roads in 2020, with entries into the North West 200 and the Isle of Man TT.

The ambitious team burst onto the scene in 2018 with a single Suzuki BSB entry for Gino Rea, before doubling up its presence with Luke Mossey and Josh Elliott, the latter securing the team’s maiden victory at Silverstone.

For 2020, OMG Racing switches to BMW machinery in BSB, with Mossey being joined by former MotoGP rider Hector Barbera, but will also increase its racing programme to run in various classes on the 2020 Isle of Man TT and North West 200.

Utilising its BMW S1000RR machinery for the Superbike and Superstock classes, OMG Racing will also compete in the Supersport category with a Yamaha R6. Its riders will be announced in due course, but the team is promising ‘household names’.

“This is obviously a huge announcement as we prepare to take on our first ever roads season as a team,” said team principal Paul Curran.

“Road racing is something which has been on our radar for a while now but was a big investment in terms of time and resources, the team ownership agreed that it was something we couldn’t pass up on though – so it became a case of assembling a team capable of winning.

“Our focus and commitment to British Superbikes won’t be changing, so our supporters can expect us to give 100 percent to both the BSB and the roads across the season.

“We have some vastly experienced people coming on-board to help us develop behind the scenes, and on the bikes themselves – some household TT names – which we’ll be announcing over the coming days.

“We’re not competing just for the fun of it, we’re racing to win and to shake up the road racing competitions as we have done on the circuits.”

Who could ride for OMG Racing on the Isle of Man TT?

Various seats have now been confirmed for the 2020 Isle of Man TT, including Peter Hickman at Smiths BMW and Dean Harrison at Silicone Engineering Kawasaki, plus Davey Todd and Glenn Irwin at Honda, but a number of top riders are still on the shelf.

Chief amongst these is John McGuinness, who could be released from his Norton contract if the British firm elects not to compete in the Superbike class this year, while James Hillier is now a free agent after parting ways with Bournemouth Kawasaki.

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