Further to the recent announcement on the partnership between Roger Body's Santander Salt organisation and Rob Winfield's TAG Racing team, the new livery was revealed at a press launch recently.
Chris Walker and Tom Christie had a successful test together at the Val de Vienne circuit in March and are raring to get to grips with the TAG Racing Santander Salt Yamaha LCR.
The new livery looks stunning on the sidecar outfit and will be a distinctive force both visually and in competition.
Roger Body is really pleased with the new venture and cannot wait for the first outing.
“I'm really excited about the prospect of teaming up with Rob and Tracy of TAG Racing for 2019.
It's long been an ambition of mine to have the Sidecar class more integrated with the Superbike paddock, and we have seen things moving that ways in recent seasons.
Chris Walker was keen to get back into a sidecar outfit because he felt he had unfinished business, and did not wish to have his racing career cut short by injury.
He also had a good working relationship with the TAG Racing people, so it made sense for us to get something in place.
The inclusion of Chris Walker to the sidecar ranks in 2016 generated a huge amount of interest, and now he is back, wearing TAG Racing colours.
Chris joins a great line up with Shaun Winfield and proven race winner Dan Linfoot. These three riders are household names, and that in my book, is a “win-win”.
We also have Jack Nixon in Santander Salt colours again in the HEL Motostar series, and he is a bright talent.
To have the Santander Salt brand carried on three different classes in the BSB paddock will send a very strong message.
It is totally possible that we could have podium finishes in all three classes on one day, and that would be special”.
The new season BSB bursts into life at Silverstone over the weekend 19-21 April, whilst the first appearance for the Sidecars will be at Oulton Park 4-6 May.
Grid sizes are shaping up to be at an all-time high with the transition to 600cc power certainly appearing to be a popular move.
In excess of thirty teams have registered to participate at most or all of the rounds, so it looks like 2019 will be a very exciting season.