Shane 'Shakey' Byrne hailed his front row start at Silverstone as a bonus following the MCE British Superbike title protagonist's big off in practice.

The Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider was left feeling the effects of a high-side in FP3 but still managed to qualify in second place for the penultimate Showdown round behind Alex Lowes.

"A front row was a good result for us as I certainly don't feel brand new," he said.

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"I need to thank the medical team here who have looked after me today as since the crash this morning life has gone into fast forward and after getting into the medical centre I said I needed to be out for qualifying and they said that's 20 minutes time and I was like, what?

"The team also did a great job as my Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki as by all accounts the bike needed a new chassis, so all credit to them as they worked hard.

"I didn't expect the front row but I will definitely take it so I am really happy," he told the British Superbike website.

"I am definitely getting on a bit now so more physio in the medical centre this evening and then I should be in the best shape I possibly can for the races."