McLaren pulling out of Bahrain WorldTour team
LONDON (Reuters) – Iconic supercar builder and F1 team McLaren’s involvement in WorldTour cycling will stay after shapely one twelve months, the Bahrain-McLaren team announced on Wednesday, three days earlier than the commence of the Tour de France.
Lauched final December at it’s reveal-of-the-artwork manufacturing facility in Woking, McLaren’s co-sponsorship of the outmoded Bahrain-Merida outfit used to be touted as a enlighten to the dominant Team Ineos.
But in a press originate the team, bankrolled by the Bahrain royal family, said McLaren used to be returning its point of interest to four wheels.
“Bahrain World Tour Biking Team and McLaren, the British orderly car maker and F1 team, this present day verify that McLaren will invent its title partnership of Team Bahrain McLaren on the stay of the 2020 season,” it said.
“Team Bahrain McLaren has labored along with the team’s companions to withhold the team on the stay stage of legitimate cycling — both on and off the bike.”
Sporting the distinctive orange livery of the notorious sportscars, the team which comprises the likes of Tour de France contender Mikel Landa and British sprinting gargantuan Brand Cavendish, performed some essential results this season.
“The team thanks McLaren for its contribution to the partnership, and desires it neatly because it returns its point of interest to four wheeled racing,” the tell said.
Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Pritha Sarkar