BSB » Byrne celebrates hat-trick of BSB titles


Three-time British Superbike Champion Shane Byrne savours his latest title win as he considers coming back for a record-breaking fourth...

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The Burton Bullet - Unregistered

October 15, 2012 9:20 AM

A Level playing field
Equal machinery with controlled electrics
same elite team status
ALL using the same tyres
None of this makes a blind bit of difference to the outcome as there is one thing nobody can change.
CREAM ALWAYS COMES TO THE TOP.
The best rider from the best organised,funded and experienced team won the championship.
Well done Shakey and PBM.

Mr Logic - Unregistered

October 15, 2012 9:52 AM

WELL WELL WELL.

GREAT JOB BY SHAKEY AND PBM.ALSO TO THE REST OF THE BSB BOYS.WHAT A GREAT YEAR OF RACING FOR THE FANS.
GOT TO SAY AFTER WATCHING THE MOTO-GP IN THE MORNING IM GLAD BSB WAS LATER AS IT TOTALY OUT SHONE THE MOTO-GP CLASS.

WORLD SUPERBIKES AND BSB QUALITY CANT WAIT TILL 2013

Elton - Unregistered

October 15, 2012 10:55 AM

Congratulation to Josh Brookes, the rightful 2012 British Superbike Champion and CLEAR winner 456 points. A mention also to Tommy Hill, runner up on 429 points, and Shane Byrne on 415 points.

When will this dopy 'shootout' system be given the flick??

SP-1 - Unregistered

October 15, 2012 1:57 PM

Not sure what planet you're on there Elton! For me BSB is the best racing. I have no particular favourites, but with control electronics, you don't have "strategies" or "plans" like you do in motogp or WSB, as the human element introduces small errors and mistakes which keeps the riders together more. You have to manage tyres, and control spin and wheelies yourself as the rider.. Look at how many games of cat and mouse there have been in BSB compared to motogp.

The sooner Dorna follow the lead of BSB and can electronics the better. If Honda and Yamaha ****** off so be it. Rossi, Lorenzo, Dovi et al, wil end up riding Suzuki, Kawasaki, Aprillia or even BMW or KTM.

Frogw12 - Unregistered

October 15, 2012 2:41 PM

Elton, I am no fan of the shoot out and think it should be scraped. But quoting the points under the old rules is too simplistic. A rider under the new rules is much more likely to settle for 3rd place for example than push for a win because the difference is only 2 podium credits (points), whereas in the past the difference was 9.
Also riders can skip rounds like Shakey did without losing many points, however in the past they would have come back earlier for the points. Byrne used tactics this year suitable for the shootout, if the scoring was different then so would the tactics.

Matt - Unregistered

October 15, 2012 3:07 PM

Well Shakey argueable lost the 2011 title due to the shoot-out, so if he has now won it due to them I think you can call it Karma.

Anyway, you can't really compare the two because you WILL ride different according the the rules.

matt - Unregistered

October 15, 2012 4:43 PM

**puts pedants hat on** it's not techniclly a hat trick though is it? a hat trick would be three championships in a row, what he's done is three chapionships over a period of time **takes pedants hat off** well done Shakey.

shamarone

October 15, 2012 4:53 PM

re: "Byrne has been tipped to join Paul Bird's MotoGP CRT entry in 2013, though the man himself admits he is keen on the idea of going for a historic fourth title."

smart man that shakey. ezpelata's got his mitts on both motogp and worldsupers... no telling how things are gon' turn out. did i ever mention thats a damn fine lookin' piece o' homologated kit your wheelying there...?

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