Record-breaking British Superbike Champion Shane Byrne has confirmed he will remain with Paul Bird Motorsport for the 2015 season, with Stuart Easton completing an unchanged rider line-up for the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki team.

Byrne made history last month when he defeated Ryuichi Kiyonari to become the first rider to win four BSB titles, an accolade that he will attempt to improve upon in 2015 as he prepares to start a fourth consecutive season with the Kawasaki UK supported team.

Indeed, though Byrne - who has notched up 61 race wins in BSB - admits he had compelling offers from elsewhere for 2015, he says he never considered leaving PBM.

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"Whereas I had lots of very good offers from other teams, my main aim was always to stay with the PBM team and I'm delighted to remain with Paul Bird for 2015. It's important to have the best team around you and given our success over the past three years, it's a proven and established package which I feel at home with.

"I'm even more determined to go out there and win the title again so I'm particularly pleased to get this all sorted now and we can focus on our preparations for next season."

Fresh from his victory in the Macau Grand Prix, Stuart Easton will remain with PBM in an attempt to build on a season that yielded the 'BSB Riders Cup' title for finishing seventh overall. Ahead of 2015, the Scot will attempt to make it into the Title Showdown for the first time.

"It's great to have the deal sorted early and we can concentrate on 2015. It was important to have continuity and to remain with the same team on the same bike so it's a positive step for me. I found myself scoring good points and had some great results in the last few meetings of this year so the plan is to continue where I left off this season and to seriously challenge for the title in 2015."

Byrne's closest rivals for the 2014 season, Ryuichi Kiyonari and Josh Brookes, will also remain with their respective Buildbase BMW and Milwaukee Yamaha teams for next season.

PBM's statement says 'further announcement regarding the team's additional racing activities' suggests there is more to follow, though this could include expanding its Superstock and road racing involvement with Ian Hutchinson, or the proposed 'second team' which was rumoured earlier in the year.

PBM will not compete in the MotoGP World Championship in 2015, having done so for the last three seasons.