BYRNE & BIRD

THE STORY SO FAR

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2003

Byrne joined Bird’s then Mon­ster mob Du­cati team to re­place 2002 Bri­tish cham­pion Steve His­lop. Stun­ning the pad­dock, Byrne took 12 wins on the way to his first Bri­tish Superbike crown.

2007

Byrne re­united with Bird af­ter a chal­leng­ing re­turn to BSB with Ri­zla Suzuki in 2006. Rid­ing the pri­va­teer Sto­bart Honda, Byrne took 10 podi­ums and a race vic­tory on his way to fifth in the ti­tle fight.

2012

Af­ter nar­rowly miss­ing out on the ti­tle at HM Plant Honda, Byrne re­joined Bird as the Cum­brian ef­fort re­turned from the world stage. They took Kawasaki’s first BSB ti­tle since 1992.

2016

The duo made a shock switch to Du­cati in 2016 – a man­u­fac­turer who hadn’t won a BSB race since 2010. It took them just three rounds to change that, be­fore go­ing on to win ti­tle num­ber five.

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