McAMS Yamaha, an impressive all new team for 2017, and is armed with Yamaha Motor Europe supported YZF-R1 machines!
New to the Superbike class it may well be, but the individual participants of the team are no strangers to the BSB Paddock.
McAMS, a Motorcycle Accident Management Service, have also been in the sport as a secondary sponsor, but now step up to increase their presence.
The chosen jockey’s are the formidable duo of, James Ellison & Michael Laverty.
Whilst Kawasaki mounted for the past three years, Ellison has good memories of racing a Yamaha, being second in BSB back in 2009, & 4th in 2013.
Third overall last year, ended the year with double race wins at the final round at Brands. Indeed could well have been a triple, but for sliding off whilst leading the opener!
The ‘Cumbrian Express’ should certainly be one of the series front runners.
Michael Laverty also has fond memories of Yamaha, having finished fourth overall in the 2011 BSB series.
The former MotoGP rider is quality, and will be determined to make amends for disappointing 8th overall in last years Series.
The team will also be running current British Supersport Champion Tarran MacKenzie, seeking to defend of his title riding the new YZF-6R Yamaha.