Two Wheels

After a number of years in the World Superbike and MotoGP Championships, the team returned to the British Superbike Championship full time in 2014. The MSVR-organised series is the most prestigious domestic series in the world which attracts some of the best teams, bikes and riders in the sport.


The 12-round, 26 race championship boasts huge television audiences, record crowds and for 2018, once again visits the world-famous Assen circuit in The Netherlands to bolster its international appeal, as well as the best circuits in the UK.


The most successful rider in the series’ history, Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne, will look to add to his record-breaking sixth title he won for the team in 2017, and once again will be partnered by Glenn Irwin. Irwin is a triple Irish champion and former British Supersport Cup champion as well as a BSB race winner and NW200 Superbike race winner. He finished 12th in the 2017 British Superbike Championship after an injury-hit season.


Both Byrne and Irwin will again race under the Be Wiser banner continuing the association between the leading insurance brand and Paul Bird’s team. The deal sees a multi-year association with the ten-times British and National champions who have also sampled victories at World Superbike and MotoGP level.


The machinery that the team will again use is the fully factory-supported Ducati Panigale R which continues the relationship with the marque. Steve Hislop and Shane Byrne both claimed British Superbike Championships for the Italian company under the MonsterMob Ducati branding in the early 2000s and with Byrne’s last two BSB titles coming on Ducati machinery, that’s galvanised their mutual reputation.


The team have a busy winter testing schedule planned in preparation for the 2018 British Championship season which gets underway at Donington Park on Monday 2nd April 2018.

Rider profile


BSB Race Calendar

2018 MCE Insurance BSB Championship

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Round 4:

Round 5:

Round 6:

31 March - 2 April

3 - 15 April

5 - 7 May

15 - 17 June

6 - 8 July

20 - 22 July

Donington Park GP*

Brands Hatch Indy

Oulton Park*

Snetterton 300


Brands Hatch GP

Round 7:

Round 8:

Round 9:

Round 10:

Round 11:

Round 12:

3 - 5 August

17 - 19 August

7 - 9 September

14 - 16 September

28 - 30 September

12 - 14 October


Cadwell Park

Silverstone GP

Oulton Park

TT Circuit Assen

Brands Hatch GP

* denotes Bank Holiday

Other International Dates

15-19 May  International North West 200

9-11 August Ulster Grand Prix

The Team

The Bike


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