Irwin set to stay at Be Wiser Ducati

Glenn Irwin will be retained by Be Wiser Ducati alongside defending MCE British Superbike champion Shane Byrne in 2017 after impressing during his rookie campaign.
Glenn Irwin will be retained by Be Wiser Ducati alongside defending MCE British Superbike champion Shane Byrne in 2017 after impressing during his rookie campaign.

The Northern Irish rider ended the year 12th in the riders' championship with the highlight of two rostrum results at Thruxton and Brands Hatch GP and made steady improvements with his results throughout his maiden season in BSB having stepped up from British Supersport.

After Be Wiser Ducati announced it had secured a two-year deal with five-time BSB champion Byrne, Irwin is set to seal a one-year contract having worked well with the Kent rider as the pair turned the Ducati Panigale R into a championship-winner.

“It is really great for me to be signing for the team again and have that continuity into next season because in racing that is so important and this is a perfect platform for me to continuing developing my career," Irwin said.

“I look at next season with the target of improving on what I have achieved in my first year and to also be more consistent as that is so important. I know you can't underestimate this championship and the competition but I was on the podium this year and once you have done it once you can always do it if you keep pushing.

“I need to be looking at more podiums and to be consistent enough to fight for the Showdown; I know I need to keep pushing and raising the bar.”

Irwin becomes the fourth name confirmed on the 2017 BSB grid behind Byrne, Shaun Winfield at Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha and Jake Dixon at Lee Hardy Racing BMW.

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Glenn Irwin, Be Wiser Ducati [Credit:]
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Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
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Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alastair Seeley, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Lee Jackson, Smiths Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Haslam, Byrne, Mossey, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
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November 02, 2016 2:04 PM

Glad to hear it, the lad done really well in this, his rookie year, pretty sure we will see him do even better next season now he's had a year under his belt, although by the sound of things, it looks like its going to be a tougher job, if all the rumours of WSB riders coming/returning back into the series prove true? Looks like 2017 could be a tremendous year for the series!!!


November 03, 2016 6:12 AM

Last poster said the glen was not on a wage with PMB. SURELY this is not correct as he must be on on a finace contract contract albeit smaller than shakey. Could he explain his comments please.

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