Ian Lougher and Team Blackhorse have announced a switch from Honda machinery to become the official Yamaha U.K. roads team for 2008.
Lougher will ride, own and manage the outfit. His race schedule includes the T.T. as well as the North West 200 and Ulster Grand Prix.
New signing Ollie Linsdell will compete in the same road races plus the Junior 600cc British Superstock Championship.
With Black Horse Motorcycle Finance having Manx connections, there has been speculation Lougher is looking to move to the Isle of Man:-