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Author: Suzuki Press Release
Posted on: Tuesday, Sep 01 2009

This is TAS Racing's second British Championship title in only three years, having won the Supersport series in 2007 with yet another Irishman, Michael Laverty.

Seeley's season in Relentless Suzuki by TAS Racing livery can be described without fear or favour, as faultless and masterful. The County Antrim rider has recorded 15 race wins without defeat since joining the Moneymore-based Suzuki team at the end of April, again proving the pedigree of Suzuki's current range of GSX-R machinery.

Seeley has recorded clean sweeps at three rounds this season on the 2009 GSX-R1000: Donington Park, Brands [2] and Cadwell Park - topping the time sheets in all three qualifying sessions whilst adding six fastest laps and four circuit lap records to his CV.

He can also boast an outright circuit lap record at Kirkistown in Northern Ireland, again recorded on his Superstock GSX-R1000 Relentless Suzuki during an Irish Superbike round. Seeley has recorded six wins from six starts in the Irish series to date, again, all posted on his Superstock machine.

Alastair Seeley:

"I really didn't expect that this weekend and I didn't expect Brogan to DNF. I didn't even know he was out of the race, which I suppose wasn't a bad thing as I was just concentrating on reeling the laps off. It's been a great year so far and I just couldn't fault the effort of the team or the 2009 GSX-R1000. I'm well chuffed for Philip and Hector Neill as they gave me the chance at the start of the year, and also a big thanks to Ian Glen, Suzuki GB and Relentless for putting their faith in me."

George Cheeseman - Suzuki GB Marketing Manager:

"We knew that Alastair was in command of the National 1000cc Superstock Championship, but we didn't expect to be clinching it today at Cadwell Park; that really is an absolutely fantastic result for Suzuki. We have always known how good the 2009 GSX-R1000 is out of the crate, but Alastair has done a sterling job for Suzuki this season and his results and overall performance are the icing on the cake."

Philip Neill - Team Principal:

"Obviously, it goes without saying, that without the support of Suzuki GB and our title sponsors Relentless, we just couldn't contemplate this type of success. Ian Glen from Beacon Security also played his part, digging deep when we needed him to, so that Alastair could join our team - so thanks Ian. Thanks also to all the boys in the team, as that's what this sport is: a team effort.

"It has been very pleasing to work with Alastair this year. His youthful enthusiasm and great attitude for the job is a rare trait in a motorcycle racer and I very much believe he can now go all the way.

"People are now going to get excited, wondering what we will do next with Alastair. Basically we need to take stock of the situation and make sure we now make the best decision for both parties, but yes it has been a wonderful season. It's not the time to be throwing Alastair into any deep water, as the only way to go racing is fully prepared. We have a lot of thinking to do."

Pictured: Seeley with Team Principal Philip Neill

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