Tuesday 25th October 2016
Hat-Trick For Heroic Irwin At Sunflower

Local ace Glenn Irwin saw off the competition to record a stunning hat-trick of wins at the annual JAS Finlay Sunflower Trophy Races in his native Northern Ireland yesterday.

After a successful rookie season in the MCE British Superbike Championship, the 26 year old from Carrickfergus in County Antrim persuaded Penrith-based team boss Paul Bird to allow him to ride the Be Wiser Ducati Panigale R in front of his local fans where he swept to victory in all three Superbike races.

The results capped a memorable week for the Penrith-based team what with Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne clinching his fifth British Superbike Championship a week ago, whilst Irwin ended his BSB season with another podium meaning he arrived at the County Down track near Downpatrick full of confidence.

Aboard the factory-backed Be Wiser Ducati Panigale R, Irwin was on lap record pace as he beat recent winner Danny Buchan as well as BSB rival Christian Iddon in front of a decent-sized crowd in the dry autumnal sunshine to send the locals home happy.

Glenn Irwin: “It's been a perfect weekend but like everything in racing we always want more. I would have loved to have gone even quicker but we went as quick as we needed to and I always felt in control. Big thanks to my boys as they worked hard and to the team and Birdy for letting us do this meeting. It’s fantastic to end the season on a high back at home with all my friends and family here to celebrate.”

 

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Josh Brookes: “I’ve had two great races this weekend and whilst at Thruxton I didn’t feel like I was riding on top form, here I did and properly showed what I can do."
Be Wiser Ducati Race Team
Sunday 18th August 2019
A victory and a second place finish in round eight of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park this afternoon saw Be Wiser Ducati’s Josh Brookes not only claim the ‘King of the Mountain’ title, but also seal his place as a Title Fighter in the series deciding Showdown.
Scott Redding: “Cadwell’s definitely one of the more tricky and challenging circuits to come to so I’ve had a lot to take on board and a lot to take in."
Be Wiser Ducati Race Team
Saturday 17th August 2019
The Be Wiser Ducati Panigale V4 R of Josh Brookes will line up in pole position for tomorrow’s opening race at round eight of the British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park after a superb lap during this afternoon’s Datatag Extreme Qualifying session.
Josh Brookes: “Setting a bike up for Cadwell is always a compromise as you have the jump and the really tight stuff where you need one setting, then the flat-out straights and fast corners where you ideally need another setting."
Be Wiser Ducati Race Team
Monday 12th August 2019
Round eight of the 2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship heads for Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire this weekend with the Be Wiser Ducati team riders Scott Redding and Josh Brookes first and second in the standings.