“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.