Irwin confirmed alongside Byrne for BSB 2017

Glenn Irwin has been confirmed alongside Shane Byrne in Paul Bird’s Be Wiser Ducati team for 2017 – but only on Twitter.

Much hoo-ha was made about Byrne’s two-year deal with the team which was announced today but no mention was made of Irwin’s fate in communications from the Penrith-based squad.

At lunchtime, the team Tweeted that Irwin would remain in the MCE British title-winning squad for another year.