William Dunlop and Tyco BMW part company

Both have 'mutually agreed' to pursue different options for 2016

TYCO BMW have announced that they have parted company with William Dunlop after 'two enjoyable seasons together'.

Both Tyco BMW and William Dunlop have mutually agreed to pursue different options for 2016 despite tangible success. 

Team Manager Philip Neill explained: “William has been a great ambassador for us this past two years and on a personal note, I have really enjoyed working with him.

"I have spoken to William at length and we have agreed mutually to go our separate ways for 2016, but the door has certainly not been closed. There’s every chance he could return in the future and of course everyone at Tyco BMW wishes him well.”

Dunlop raced alongside Guy Martin for the Tyco BMW team on-board BMW S1000RR machinery with which he won the Irish Road Racing Superbike title despite no international victory. 

"Philip and all the boys at Tyco BMW were very good to me," said Dunlop. "So first of all I’d like to thank them for making me feel very welcome. I really enjoyed my two years with the team.

"I’d also like to thank Tyco, BMW Motorrad and Metzeler tyres for their support, which also helped me clinch this year’s Irish Superbike title.”

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