After a number of years in the World Superbike and MotoGP Championships, the team returned to the MCE Insurance 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 2017, 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 fifth title he won for the team in 2016 whereby once again he’ll be partnered by promising Ulster rider Glenn Irwin, Irwin is a triple Irish champion and former British Supersport Cup champion. In his rookie BSB season last year, Glenn scored two podiums and finished in 12th place in the standings.


Both Byrne and Irwin will again race under the Be Wiser banner for a second successive season partnership 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 use once more is the fully factory-supported Ducati Panigale R which last year saw a return to the marque whereby Steve Hislop and Shane Byrne both claimed British Superbike Championships for the Italian company under the MonsterMob Ducati branding in the early 2000s.


The team have already concluded successful tests in Portugal and Spain with more scheduled in the UK in preparation for the 2017 MCE Insurance British Championship season which gets underway at Donington Park on April 2nd 2017.

BSB Race Calendar

2016 MCE Insurance BSB Championship

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Round 4:

Round 5:

Round 6:

Round 7:

Round 8:

Round 9:

Round 10:

Round 11:

Round 12:

March 30/April 2

April 15/17*

April 29/May 1*

June 16/18

June 30/2 July

July 21/23

August 4/6

August 18/20

September 8/10

September 15/17

Sept 29/Oct 1

October 13/15

Donington Park GP

Brands Hatch Indy

Oulton Park International


Snetterton 300

Brands Hatch GP


Cadwell Park

Silverstone GP

Oulton Park International

TT Circuit Assen

Brands Hatch GP

* denotes Bank Holiday


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Shakey chats prior to BSB at Cadwell Park

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