Alastair Seeley to ride TAS Suzuki in British Superbike

Alastair Seeley is to ride for the Tyco TAS Suzuki team in next year's British Superbike championship.

Seeley hopes to continue the successful partnership with the Moneymore-based team which has helped him win British Supersport and Superstock titles.

The Carrickfergus rider recently tested with the Crescent World Superbike team and was also linked with a possible move to the Swan Yamaha BSB outfit.

Seeley will ride at the North West 200, having won the only race there in 2011.

Seeley will partner Australian Josh Brookes in a two-man Tyco Suzuki team for next year's series.

"The bike will be good. It's not a totally new bike but it has had a few upgrades," Seeley told BBC Sport NI on Tuesday.

"The British Superbike is the most competitive championship out there and it will be a tough battle with my team-mate Josh Brookes and the likes of (Shane) Shakey Byrne, Stuart Easton and Michael Rutter.

"I had other possibilities but TAS gave me the opportunity in 2009 and they have looked after me since then.

"I'll definitely be back at the North West 200 as well. It's a big part of my career and I love the whole spectacle of the event."

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