GTCI Ltd are proud to be Alex Olsen's headline personal sponsor once again for the 2019 Pirelli National Superstock1000 season in BSB. GTCI Ltd have also agreed sponsorship of Team IMR for the 2019 season.
Team IMR have announced the signing of Alex Olsen for the 2019 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship season, after the Sittingbourne rider finished fourth in last season’s standings.
The Manx team will again run BMW Motorrad S1000RR machinery in the class, which is familiar to Olsen, who campaigned the German machinery to seven podiums last year – which included a double win at Silverstone.
Olsen said: “I’m delighted to be back in the Superstock class and I think after a strong end to 2018, I certainly have a championship title fight in me for 2019. Being back on the BMW is a big plus, as we can start where we left off last year, and as much as I like to be in control of my own destiny, I’m happy to be joining Team IMR, as I know all the focus will be on me in this one rider team.
“I had been chatting to team owner Ian Moffitt throughout 2018, so it’s great to finally get it done. Looking ahead, it’s all about consistency in the class, and if we can be in around that top five every week; bang in regular podiums and a few wins, we will certainly be in the championship hunt this year.”
Team owner Moffitt, commented: “Alex has impressed me for quite some time and his consistency in the second half of 2018, and how he ruffled the feathers of the main title contenders made me realise quite early, that he was the perfect man for the job at Team IMR. I also like the fact that he has a good work, life balance. He’s fully committed to his racing, but holds down a responsible job, which adds to his maturity both on and off the track.
“We will start the season on the current BMW Motorrad S1000RR, as we know the machinery very well and Alex has confidence in the package. Obviously, once BMW has released the new bike, we will look to obtain one and test it, with the potential of finishing the season with that option. But for now the focus is on getting Alex out testing as soon as we can on the 2018 bike, and also start perfecting our team infrastructure for the year ahead. We have secured an excellent crew chief and set of mechanics for Alex that will give him the best opportunity to be competitive in 2019.”
We hope to have a successful season and follow on from a great 2018 season.
Here at GTCI we are delighted to sponsor National Pirelli Superstock Motorcycle Racer - Alex Olsen of the Astro Racing BMW Team.
Alex is one rider who has more than made the grade and in a short space of time, he has progressed from club level, through to National and British Championship competition to become one of the most promising youngsters in this high octane sport.
For the last four seasons, the Rochester youngster has been a regular front runner in the highly competitive Supersport 600, Superstock 1000 and Superstock 600 Championships, championships designed to showcase the talents of all up and coming riders ready to take the next step. They have proven to be a breeding ground for the stars of tomorrow with many previous competitors going on to bigger and better things.