Byrne and Irwin confident ahead of Oulton Park


The Be Wiser Ducati team head to Oulton Park this weekend full of confidence that they can continue their winning form in the championship.

Shane Byrne heads into the final round before the Showdown as the series leader, having taken at least one victory in the past six rounds aboard his factory-backed Be Wiser Ducati Panigale R machine.

The main aim for Byrne now is to continue racking up the podium points in order to increase his advantage over his closest title rivals.

The four-time BSB champion has an impressive record at the Cheshire circuit, with 10 victories to his name so far.

Ahead of the weekend, Byrne said: “I’m really looking forward to the last of the pre-Showdown rounds at Oulton Park and having cemented my place at the last round at Cadwell Park, in some ways the pressure’s off a little.

“However, I don’t work like that, I look at this final round being a triple header as a great opportunity to score a potential 15 more Podium Points in order to start the Showdown with the biggest possible advantage. Oulton Park is a fantastic track and I can’t wait to ride this weekend!”

Over on the other side of the garage, Glenn Irwin is looking to continue what has been a successful rookie season in the top class.

The 26-year-old claimed his first BSB podium at Thruxton a few rounds ago and has been feeling confident ever since. The Ulsterman does still have an outside chance of making the Showdown places.

An excited Irwin said: “I can’t wait to race at Oulton Park, after leaving my weakest circuit at Cadwell Park with a decent haul of points which has given me a lot of confidence. I’m sure with a good, clean weekend we can again achieve solid results in my rookie season at a track I have enjoyed success at before.

“I’m really looking forward to this weekend and there’s no reason why I can’t be challenging for podiums again”

This weekend is a triple-header round, which means there will be three races instead of the regular two. The first race is scheduled to take place on Saturday afternoon, with a start-time of 16:00.

The remaining races will take place as usual on the Sunday, at 13:35 and 16:35 respectively.