Irwin signs for second year with MWR Motorsports

Carrick rider Andrew Irwin with MWR Kawasaki team boss Mark Webster at Spur Steak and Grill, sponsor of the Hillsborough-based team.
Carrick rider Andrew Irwin with MWR Kawasaki team boss Mark Webster at Spur Steak and Grill, sponsor of the Hillsborough-based team.

Carrick rider Andrew Irwin has signed up for a second year with the MWR Motorsports team for the 2015 Pirelli National Superstock 600 championship.

Irwin is joined in the Hillsborough-based outfit by current Irish Supersport and Adelaide Masters champion, Carl Phillips.

Both riders are confident of mounting a serious championship challenge on Kawasaki ZX6R machinery and aim to be right on the pace after pre-season testing.

“The team have made a few key personnel additions and I feel this is the perfect place for me to be to fight for the title, credit to Mark Webster,” said Irwin. “I am training harder than ever, nobody wants it more than me this year.”

MWR Team owner Mark Webster commented: “With a full season under his belt in the MWR squad, Andrew showed last year that he has the pace to fight for race wins. This season, he is, one year on, a much wiser and complete rider and I am convinced he will be a championship contender.”

He added: “We are throwing everything we have into these two this year, with the aim of taking that championship.

“I have sat down with both riders and discussed at length how we will approach this year as a team.

“We all know what is achievable and what it takes to make it happen. Everyone is as focused as each other in putting the team in a position to realise it’s full potential with the continued support of team sponsors Spur UK and Pawson Commercials.”