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Byrne moves clear with Snetterton double

16 June 2014

Shane Byrne has moved well clear in the fight for the MCE British Superbike Championship title after reeling off wins four and five from six races at Snetterton.

Already commanding a healthy lead in the standings having won three races from four coming to Snetterton, Byrne furthered his advantage with an almost perfect weekend in Norfolk, scoring pole position and triumphing in both races.

Well prepared for assaults coming from Josh Brookes – who finished second in race one and crashed out of the second -, Byrne was delighted to continue forging his overall advantage.

"I'm really, really happy with how this weekend's gone and the win in the first race was just what we needed. I tried really hard at the beginning with my plan to open up a bit of a gap and then conserve the tyre and control the race. That part worked but I backed off a bit too much and the boys caught up so I had to push again. I kept my eye on the big TV screen to see what the gap was and when Josh closed in towards the end; I had one last dig and brought the bike home.

“For race two, my crew chief felt that if I could lap consistently I'd be in a good position so I tried hard from the word go and towards the end of the race I managed to build up a bit of a buffer. The last couple of laps were a bit sketchy so I was pleased to see the chequered flag and take the win. It's very early days in the season though and there's a long way to go so we'll just keep doing what we're doing."


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