ROAD racing and short circuit squad Team IMR has announced a split with Northern Irish rider Adam McLean for the 2018 season.
Up-and-comer McLean was revealed as the team’s choice for the major road racing events just before Christmas as he looked set to take the reigns of a BMW S1000RR in the Superbike and Superstock classes, along with an ex-Ian Hutchinson Yamaha R6 in Supersport races, at the Isle of Man TT, Northwest 200 and the Ulster GP.
But a statement issued today by the team revealed a change in plans:
“Isle of Man based Team IMR have released rider Adam McLean from his contract for the 2018 road racing season after being advised that he is no longer able to represent the team as previously agreed.
Team IMR wish Adam McLean every success for the future.
Having already made extensive investment in support of Adam McLean for the 2018 road racing season, procuring high quality machinery, personnel and infrastructure, the team will now consider its options for a replacement rider with the aim of competing in the Superbike, Superstock and Supersport categories at the 2018 North West 200, Isle of Man TT Races and Ulster Grand Prix events.”
*Image: Team IMR