Glenn Irwin signs for PBM Ducati for 2023 BSB season

Glenn Irwin has moved from the Honda Racing UK team for the 2023 BSB season, as he pens a deal with PDM Ducati alongside Tommy Bridewell


PBM Ducati has completed its 2023 rider lineup this morning, as BSB, NW200, and Isle of Man TT racer Glenn Irwin Joins the eight-time title-winning team.

Irwin joins the team after signing with Honda Racing UK since first signing 2020, the debut year of the latest generation Honda CBR1000RR-R SP. The switch will see Irwin team up with fan favourite Tommy Bridewell for the Cumbria-based team.

Irwin previously raced for PBM Ducati in 2016 and 2018, notching up two race wins during that time and ending up third in the rider’s standings in 2018. The Carrickfergus has also tasted success with the team on the roads, with wins at Macau and the NW200 with Paul Birds outfit.

Speaking of the news, Irwin said:

“Re-joining PBM after four years apart is something I’m relishing as I feel I’ve improved as a rider and as a person during that time. The experience away has taught me a lot and to be coming back to the most successful team in the paddock is a fantastic opportunity. I’m in a stronger position now and we both know how each other works so the timing is perfect.

“I want to win, and Birdy wants to win and with Tommy as a very strong teammate, it will drive us all on. I’ve proved I can challenge for the title this year, so the plan is to go one better next season.”

BSB legend and PBM team owner, Paul Bird added:

“With Glenn joining Tommy, I think we have an unbelievable line up for 2023 with the riders that finished second and third in this year’s championship. It’s great to have Glenn back as we have had a lot of success together in the past and he’s probably left what I would regard as one of the best, if not the best, team in the paddock to come to us. After a disappointing season for PBM, it will be good to be back at the sharp end.”

Paul Bird Image: Paul Bird Motorsport (PBM)

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