Shane Byrne holds a 30-point advantage at the head of the MCE BSB standings heading into this weekend's fifth round at Snetterton.

The reigning triple champion has won six of the eight races so far this season for the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki team, including a double victory last time out at Knockhill.

And with BSB using a Showdown format, where the top six riders battle it out for the title over the final three rounds, Byrne could be forgiven for backing off.

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But the Englishman is determined to rack-up as many victories as possible, which will in turn give him a small head start after the points are equalised - and podium credits added - for the start of the Showdown phase.

"We go to every round looking for wins and that is obviously the plan for Snetterton," said Shakey. "We are in a better position having done the test last week and as always I will go to the event focused on myself and getting my job done. Snetterton is a circuit that I really like and we should be strong and hopefully we can score some more wins."

Josh Brookes is closest to Byrne in the standings and the only rider to have scored points at every round so far. However the Tyco Suzuki rider is yet to win in 2013.

"Snetterton has been a good circuit for me in the past and I have had great results there so I hope that pattern can continue!" said the Australian. "We want to carry our consistent form to Snetterton and work on improving the Tyco Suzuki where we can to bridge the gap and hopefully get the wins."

Alex Lowes is rallying for his return to the podium after his consecutive run of top three finishes came to an end last time out at Knockhill dropping him to third in the overall standings.

The Snetterton circuit has traditionally been one of the strongest rounds on the calendar for the Samsung Honda team and they are hoping to maintain that momentum.

Team-mate Ryuichi Kiyonari is the rider who has scored the most wins in Norfolk and the triple champion will be pushing to add to his podium tally after a brace of thirds at Knockhill, which have taken him to the edge of the Showdown top six.

Fourth overall James Ellison will be fighting to make amends after a disappointing last round on the Milwaukee Yamaha, while Jakub Smrz could also prove a threat after topping the times at the official test last week for Padgetts Honda.

Smrz already looks out of the Showdown phase, but the fight continues for Jon Kirkham and Chris Walker - currently fifth and sixth respectively in the standings. As well as Kiyonari, the chasing pack includes James Westmoreland, Keith Farmer and PJ Jacobsen.