BSB » Byrne turns hunter for Silverstone

Shane Byrne heads to Silverstone keen to make up ground on John Hopkins and Tommy Hill in the fight for the 2011 British Superbike Championship title.

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Dave - Unregistered

September 22, 2011 9:35 AM

Think he's been to Silverstone this week with the Ron Haslam Race School boys (who also use fireblades). Get an early feel for the track, have a look round no doubt.

No question he's now on the back foot thanks to Laverty's smash and grab attitude a fortnight ago, but could quite easily have been right up there on 560 points - his recovery pace to get eighth would have been good enough for the win or damn close.

Thanks to the stupid points system making riders take more risks than they would ideally want, it's now gonna take a herculean effort by the rightful winner to actually get his hands on the trophy.

But if anyone can, Shakey can.

pp916 - Unregistered

September 22, 2011 10:28 AM

Be interesting to see what the attendance is like at Siverstone, it was dire at Donington, I've never got out of the place so easy! The Silverstone WSB attendance was pretty limp, its not that popular as a spectator venue and its so big a small crowd will be lost in it...........yep, the 'showdown' has really boosted interest in the series....not!
Shakey is still leading from Hill & Hopper under the true scoring system, be interesting to see how it all pans out in the end......

Pizdoff - Unregistered

September 23, 2011 1:12 PM

I went to watch WSB at Silverstone last year and as a spectator venue you can shove it where the sun don't shine. You can die of exhaustion wallking round the place, the action's mostly in the distance and the rent-a-mob security people beat Dyson by a long way.

Nice for a trackday (though the coffee's got worse) but that's as far as it goes.

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