Liam Delves signs for Santander Salt TAG Racing for 2020 National Superstock 600 Championship attack
Birmingham born Liam Delves has agreed a one-year deal with Santander Salt TAG Racing to contest in the 2020 National Superstock 600 Championship, onboard a Yamaha YZF-R6.
Delves, who currently sits in eighth in the 2019 Pirelli National Superstock 600 Championship, has impressed many with his performances in his second full season in the series.
The 19-year-old has taken victory once this season after a thrilling battle at Thruxton, but he now has his sights set on battling for his first British title in 2020 with the Swadlincote based outfit.
The team have secured a brand-new Yamaha YZF-R6 for Liam, and are currently in the process of developing the machine ahead of a busy winter testing programme, where Delves will join up alongside his teammates at the series of tests planned ahead of the up and coming season.
Liam Delves said: “I can’t wait to get started, it’s going to be an amazing season in 2020 and hopefully I can stay with the team for many years to come. I can’t wait for the season to get started already, it’s definitely the best team I’ve ever had and it’s overwhelming for me really.
“2019 was my first real year in Superstock 600 and we’ve come away from it with a victory at Thruxton, so now for 2020 I have the right package and I can keep building and hopefully go for the Championship, that is my goal and I have all the right tools to do the job.”
Team owner Rob Winfield said: “It’s real pleasure of mine to welcome Liam to TAG Racing for next season, and I’m very confident he’ll be a lot stronger in 2020 on a good package.
“After our initial conversions Liam came across extremely well, he had lots of knowledge of the team and he impressed me a lot with his maturity for such a young man. We’ve kept a close eye on him all year and his performances have gone from strength to strength and his victory at Thruxton certainly impressed me.
“I truly believe he can push on in 2020 and I feel he’ll be a front runner all season, we’ll be putting no pressure on him, and he has the experience of Chris Walker, Dan Linfoot, Jack Kennedy and Shaun to draw on if he needs it at any time, which I’m sure will help him get close to the title.”