Shane 'Shakey' Byrne has vowed to 'come out fighting' at Silverstone this weekend as the Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider resumes his bid to win a record fourth MCE British Superbike crown.

Byrne leads the championship by a single point following a thrilling opening Showdown round at Assen, where the three-time BSB champion was hit from behind by key title rival Alex Lowes in race two.

Byrne went down at high speed and Lowes - winner of race one - was denied a third successive double after he was excluded from the results by Race Control.

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Kawasaki star Byrne though says the incident is in the past and he is focused solely on this weekend's penultimate race at the Northamptonshire circuit.

"Assen obviously didn't go completely according to plan, but myself and Alex are all cool. We have had some great races this season and we definitely have a few more to come before this season is done and dusted," he said.

"I have been working hard since Assen with physio and training because I want to come out fighting as I am not giving up on that fourth title.

"The person I have to focus on is Alex; he is the closest one to me in the points which means he is the one I need to beat first.

"That is my plan at Silverstone and if I can do that and we work hard, then fingers crossed we can go to Brands Hatch still leading."