Byrne: I want to keep the momentum going

Shane Byrne is feeling relaxed heading to Knockhill as he seeks to build on his three British Superbike victories so far.
Shane Byrne heads to the fifth round of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Knockhill looking to maintain the momentum he has established since returning to the series.

The 2008 champion is the only rider to have won more than one BSB race this season, enabling him to build a 15 point advantage over John Hopkins in the current standings. More crucially, however, Byrne is now well clear of seventh place man Ryuichi Kiyonari at 71 points, all but ensuring he will be in the top six title shootout.

Regarding Knockhill, Byrne is looking forward to his Scottish return, even if it was the scene of a fairly substantial accident during his 2008 title-winning campaign.

“I am ready to get back out on the HM Plant Honda Fireblade at Knockhill, I quite like the track and they are always good, fun races although in saying that last time I raced there back in 2008 I had a big crash! We only go north of the border once so I want to put on a good show for the fans up there and I am sure we will.

“Last year both HM Plant Honda Fireblades were on the podium so looking at that it should be another good track for us. It would certainly be good to get another win or two and I am sure the HM Plant Honda team will have everything ready to go so we can get out there for the races and try and keep the momentum going.”

As well as the series lead, Byrne has the most podium credits of any rider as '12 points'.

Tagged as: HM Plant , Knockhill , Shane Byrne

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June 15, 2011 7:13 PM

I don't see Shakey going anywhere else now.He's had a stint in Moto GP and WSB but on below par bikes.Unless he gets a full factory bike for WSB i think he will stay in BSB.How old is he now,mid 30s ?? Can't see him leaving now especially if he is in a team on a bike where he can win week in week out,not much motivation making up the numbers in any other series on a crap bike.He'd be better off staying in BSB and maybe riding at the British rounds of WSB as a wildcard,would be good to see what he could do against those guys on his factory bike,which I've said before.

John - Unregistered

June 17, 2011 7:06 AM

If his pre-podium interviews are anything to go by, he probably did say that. He always says 'My HM Plant Honda Team provided me with an awesome bike again today...etc...etc...' So he has the presence of mind to include the sponsors names when interviewed, so why not this time ?

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