Bennetts British Superbike race-winning team, OMG Racing, is set for a roads debut at the 2020 Northwest 200 and Isle of Man TT.
After just two seasons competing in the British Superbike and Superstock 1000 championships, the West Midlands-based outfit is not only switching to BMW power for 2020 with the latest generation S1000RR but have signed up to compete in the two most prominent road racing events; the Northwest 200 and Isle of Man TT.
The team will enter its riders, described as “household TT names” who are due to be confirmed this side of Christmas, on the BMW S1000RR in the Superbike, Superstock and Senior classes while preparing a Yamaha R6 for the Supersport races at each event.
Alongside the road racing commitments, the team’s BSB focus in 2020 continues with Luke Mossey alongside new signing, Hector Barbera, in the Superbike class while Billy McConnell will compete in British Superstock 1000.
Paul Curran, OMG Racing Team Principal, said, “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.
“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.”
Team Owner, Alan Gardner, said“Since I was a boy I’ve been a fan of the Isle of Man TT, but never in my wildest dreams did I think I would get the opportunity to be a part of this historic and prestigious event. As a team, OMG Racing doesn’t do things by half measures, so securing the right riders was pivotal. We’ve worked with them to grow our team, based in Cannock, into attracting one of the very best Road Race crews in the country. It was also important that we ran the right bike, so the BMW S1000RR was the obvious choice."
Paul Phillips, TT & Motorsport Business Development Manager – Isle of Man TT, said, “It’s always great to have a new team involved at the Isle of Man TT Races, OMG Racing have made a big impact in the British Superbike and Superstock Championships in their first couple of seasons, I’m looking forward to seeing them take on the TT.”