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Kneen unperturbed about BMW team-mates

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Kneen unperturbed about BMW team-mates thumbnailDan Kneen made his Irish roads bow for Tyco BMW at Tandragee over the weekend.

DAN Kneen insists the thought of having Alastair Seeley and Michael Dunlop in the team for the International North West 200 doesn't faze him.
Tyco BMW's new recruit for 2018 admits he has not had the best of runs at the north coast races in previous years.
“I've had good results at the other internationals but I have always seemed to have had issues and problems with bikes at the North West," said the Braddan man.
“But I'm looking forward to the meeting this year with the Tyco BMW team. I've never had that kind of support before and I am confident I can do well."
Kneen secured his chance with the Moneymore squad after putting in brilliant performances when he deputised for the injured Ian Hutchinson at last year's Ulster Grand Prix that saw him finish on the podium.
The Tyco deal topped off a great 2017 season for the 31-year-old that also included his first TT rostrum finish in the Superstock race on the DTR BMW.
2018 has started in the same positive vein for Kneen with good performances in the British Superstock Championship on the S1000RR BMW helping to build his preparation for the new roads season.
“We did the Donington and Brands Hatch BSB rounds and they went well, plus we've had some testing in Spain and at Castle Combe," said Kneen.

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