Shane Byrne says his double podium in the MCE British Superbike season opener at Donington Park has given him the self-belief to push on even harder for round two at Brands Hatch.

Looking ahead to this weekend's second round at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit the current BSB championship leader has set himself the goal of returning to full fitness.

"My immediate plans going to Brands first and foremost are to talk to my surgeon. After that I will talk to my personal trainer and then with everything being well smash myself to pieces over the next two weeks to be in a better position than I am now," Byrne told Crash.net post-Donington Park.

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The PBM Kawasaki rider suffered a heavy crash while pre-season testing in Spain and had been a doubt to even make the grid for the start of the new season.

However, the four-time and reigning BSB champion defied all expectations by claiming second place behind JG Speedfit Kawasaki's James Ellison in race one before a dogged victory in race two at the Leicestershire track.

"I know now that I can start to train with weights, riding at Donington Park proved to me that my hand is okay," he added. "If I can hold on to the bike then I'll be okay to hold on to dumbbells and do press ups."

Byrne, who holds a 13 points lead after round one, romped to a double-victory weekend last year when the Brands Hatch Indy circuit acted as 2014's season opener. Byrne will be looking for a repeat performance to extend his advantage at the top but says his Kawasaki ZX-10R machine still has a few small issues.

"I'll definitely be in better shape at Brands Hatch and even better shape for the races after that," Byrne confirmed. "I look forward to getting myself 100% fit and the team getting the bike 100% right. Together that combination will be good for Brands."