Be Wiser Ducati
Be Wiser Ducati
Paul Bird


Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM) returned to the MCE British Superbike Championship from the world stage in 2012 and added the 2012 crown to their previous two consecutive MCE BSB title victories with the late Steve Hislop and Shane 'Shakey' Byrne from 2002 and 2003.

The team have one of the strongest pedigrees in the British paddock and led by Team Owner Paul Bird they have secured championship wins in both the British Superbike, Supersport and formally the British 250cc class.

The team had a strong start to their 2012 season with Shakey a proven winner and he returned from a shoulder injury sustained at Cadwell Park at the opening round of the Showdown at Assen to win again. A triple win at the season final at Brands Hatch saw him celebrate a record-equalling third title and after missing out to Alex Lowes in 2013 Shakey was back for more in 2014. Byrne fought all season long with Ryuichi Kiyonari for the fourth title, celebrating the record-breaking crown in front of his home crowd, but had to settle for the runner-up last season.

Byrne returns in his strives for five titles as Glenn Irwin progresses from the Supersport class with the team in 2016. 


Paul Bird


2016 will be our 21st consecutive year in racing and we are ready to challenge for the MCE BSB championship. In Shakey we have the most successful rider in the history of the series and we know he'll be very competitive. "Glenn is a rider I've had my eye on for a while and is a huge talent so now is the time to step up to a Superbike and I've every confidence in his ability. It's fantastic to have a reputable company like Be Wiser Insurance as our title sponsor as the brand fits perfectly with our team and it's a long-term association like most of our sponsors in the past. It's also great to be back working with the Ducati factory which will see us reunited with the brand which gave us most of our early successes. It's an honour to be entrusted to deliver the results as a factory-backed team, which we aim to do. Paul Bird, Team Owner

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