09.01.2017 - 09:00 / 2-Wheel Motorsport 2017
Two-Year Deal For Byrne At PBM Be Wiser Ducati
Just a couple of weeks after he clinched the 2016 MCE British Superbike Championship title at Brands Hatch, Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne has signed a two-year deal to continue with Paul Bird Motorsport and Be Wiser Ducati. From Minster on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent, Byrne claimed his and the Cumbrian team’s fifth BSB title last month following an epic season long battle on the Ducati Corse-backed Be Wiser Ducati Panigale R whereby he won nine races. Having been with the team for five consecutive years since 2012, during which time he has won three British Superbike Championship titles and finished runner-up twice, Byrne has committed his short-term future to the Penrith-based squad and will see him contest both the 2017 and 2018 British Superbike Championship seasons with long-term friend and team boss Paul Bird.