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Byrne turns hunter for Silverstone

22 September 2011

Shane Byrne will look to give his MCE British Superbike Championship title hopes a boost at Silverstone having lost crucial ground during the first 'Showdown' round at Donington Park.

Fourth and eighth place finishes at Donington Park – the latter result coming after recovering from a first corner crash – have seen Byrne slip 25 points behind current leader John Hopkins with only five races remaining.

Nonetheless, Byrne is in high spirits heading to Silverstone, saying his HM Plant Honda team have been working hard to find solutions to give him the edge over his Yamaha and Suzuki rivals.

“I am looking forward to Silverstone and getting back out on the HM Plant Honda Fireblade. Basically, this weekend we are taking everything we have learnt so far this season and condensing it so that we can start in a stronger position.

“The team have been working hard since Donington Park to see what else we can try, but we have a few changes to refine in practice and then we will be focused on the races and doing everything we can to put the HM Plant Honda Fireblade back on the podium again.”