MCE British Superbike Championship leader Shane Byrne has warned his rivals he is coming back 'stronger and fitter' for this weekend's third round at Snetterton.

Byrne won three of the first four races at Brands Hatch and Oulton Park before having to settle for second best behind Josh Brookes by 0.118 seconds in race two at Oulton as his winning run came to and end.

The Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider leads Brookes by 30 points after the first two championship rounds and is eager to stretch his advantage further at the Norfolk venue as the series resumes following a six-week break.

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"The start of the season has been nearly perfect; I wasn't too upset to lose out to Yamaha in the second race knowing the good results they have had there in the past," he said.

"We have had a great couple of rounds to start the season and it has been nice to have some time off but at the same time I have used it to train even harder and I am possibly even fitter now than I was at the start of the season.

"Yes we have had two great rounds, but as a team we certainly haven't been resting on our laurels since Oulton Park," he added. "We had the pre-season test at Snetterton which was really good and I know some of our rivals have been out on track there recently, but I am sure we can get straight up to speed.

"I am coming back physically strong, the team have worked hard to give me an even better bike, and I know we will be ready to get back out and push for the results."