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Byrne to stay in BSB with PBM

“I can't thank Paul and the rest of the team enough, he said from the end of last season that he would look after me and yet again he has stuck to his word and put me on Superbike.

“All I can do to show him my appreciation is to get up front with the reigning British Superbike Champion Shakey, as that's how we roll!"

PBM returned to BSB this year after three seasons in the World Superbike Championship. Team owner Paul Bird said last year was a case of mission accomplished and that the goal for 2013 is to defend a BSB crown for the first time.

"I'm delighted that we are back in BSB and that Shakey and Keith will be riding for us,” said Bird. “We came back to Britain for one thing only and that was for us to win the title and now we aim to defend it as we've never had a rider do that.

“Shakey proved he was the dominant force last season and there's no reason why he can't do it again. Keith is a very talented rider who we aim to develop in forthcoming seasons and it's great that him and Shakey get on really well as he can learn a lot.”

Despite Byrne's BSB decision, and a parting of ways with James Ellison, PBM still intends to expand to a two-rider MotoGP line-up in 2013, alongside its BSB commitments.



Tagged as: PBM , Shane Byrne , Keith Farmer

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MartinJSUK - Unregistered

November 19, 2012 6:55 PM

Think Shaky's made a good call here - both times he's previously gone to world championships he's come back with his tail between his legs after unimpressive spells, and he looks well set for a fourth title for next year? As for the MotoGP bike, maybe Alex Lowes, or Tommy Hill if he can be persuaded out of sabbatical? They look like the best Brits without a 2013 ride sorted.

Lickey - Unregistered

November 19, 2012 7:04 PM

A very wise decesion from Shakey, why would he want to hack all over the world when the best series ever BSB is on our doorstep, apart from the Showdown thing!! Farmer along for the ride too, what a team, cant wait till next year,



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