Shane Byrne has suffered a nasty high-side crash during the second day of the pre-season testing in Almeria ahead of the upcoming MCE British Superbike championship.

The reigning British Superbike champion was taken to the medical centre at the Spanish track after crashing a turn six on the Almeria circuit. The rider received checks and has been referred to the local hospital for further assessments.

Byrne was declared okay but heavily bruised by his Paul Bird Motorsport team and has gone to hospital as a precautionary check as the circuit doesn't have an X-ray machine.

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The four-time BSB champion has been testing his Kawasaki ZX-10R along with team-mate Stuart Easton and PBM road racer Ian Hutchinson.

Byrne ended the day third on the timesheets, as Luke Mossey finished top for the second day in a row. Buildbase BMW's Lee Jackon was able to grab second spot on the timesheet, one tenth of a second ahead of Byrne.

Almeria, day two

1. Luke Mossey GBR Quattro Plant Kawasaki ZX-10R 1m 37.3s
2. Lee Jackson GBR Buildbase BMW S1000RR 1m 37.4s
3. Shane Byrne GBR PBM Kawasaki ZX-10R 1m 37.4s
4. Stuart Easton GBR PBM Kawasaki ZX-10R 1m 38.0s
5. Ian Hutchinson GBR PBM Kawasaki ZX-10R 1m 38.3s
6. Dan Johnson GBR Morello Kawasaki ZX-10R 1m 38.3s
7. Victor Cox GBR Morello Kawasaki ZX-10R 1m 38.6s
8. Howie Mainwaring GBR Quattro Plant Kawasaki 1m 38.8s

All times unofficial