The MCE British Superbike Championship heads to Norfolk this weekend and the Be Wiser Ducati team are hopeful that they can continue their recent form.
Shane Byrne arrives at Snetterton with the taste of victory having won two out of the last three races. The 39-year-old now finds himself second in the championship, 13 points behind Leon Haslam.
Byrne also has a great record around the ‘300’ circuit – winning the last five races there. Buoyed by this fact and by the improvements that his team have found for the Panigale R machine.
An excited Byrne said: “I’m really looking forward to going racing again this weekend, the fresh challenge that the Ducati Panigale R has provided the team with has been great. As a package we know with our continuing hard work, it’s only going to get better and better.
“And on a plus side, after digging out and planting 90 trees over the past few days, going racing will provide a nice little bit of time off.”
Glenn Irwin also heads to Norfolk in high spirits following great results on the track and even better news off it. The 26-year-old became a father for the first time just a couple of days ago.
The series rookie was unfortunate to be knocked off his Ducati in the second race of the day at Knockhill but Irwin has enjoyed success at Snetterton in the past – winning a British Supersport race last season.
Ahead of the weekend, Irwin said: “It’s been a memorable week what with the birth of Freddie and now I’m looking forward to Snetterton for round five of my British Superbike experience.
“Every week we are making progress and growing in confidence and once again we will work hard as a team to fine tune this fantastic motorcycle and continue our progression.”
Irwin currently finds himself 14th in the standings on 25 points and will be hoping that he can close-in on the top 10 riders this weekend.