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Byrne pleased with progress made in pre-season tests

'After Cartagena we knew there were still some modifications we want to make but I am feeling pleased with how we were running today and that we were able to run laps consistently' - Shane Byrne
Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki's Shane 'Shakey' Byrne is in a positive frame of mind after the PBM team wrapped up its pre-season testing programme in Spain on Monday.

Byrne, who switched to the team from Honda for the 2012 MCE British Superbike Championship, is impressed with the ZX-10R and travels back to the UK in buoyant mood.

The Rapid Solicitors PBM Kawasaki team tested at Aragon and Cartagena before bringing the shakedown to a conclusion on Monday at Almeria.

Byrne said: "It has been a good end to the test and we are definitely making progress. After Cartagena we knew there were still some modifications we want to make but I am feeling pleased with how we were running today and that we were able to run laps consistently.

"There are things we still need to test but I am happy where we are at now before heading home. We know that Almeria is notoriously hard for tyres but we have had some consistent runs today so overall we are really positive. I need to thank the boys as they have done a great job."




Tagged as: Aragon , Cartagena , almeria

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Keith Farmer on the PR Kawasaki at Cartagena
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Shane Byrne at Cartagena Test (pic: Stephen English)
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Nick636

March 13, 2012 1:01 PM

I dunno, PBM weren't the BEST at WSBK, but they actually held their own and got some impressive results (Incl. a double win at BSB on the old dog). I think this could be a dangerous team this year. Easton and Byrne is a strong pairing.

Sweeble

March 13, 2012 11:47 AM

If I had to choose, I'd go for the HM Plant Honda rather than the PBM Kawasaki, but if anyone can do it Shakey can, his rides on the Rizla Suzuki and Stobart Hondas were heroic. One of the most interesting rides on the grid, hope he does well.



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