Shane Byrne says he's excited for his first home round of the new season as the MCE British Superbike championship gears up for Brands Hatch.

The defending BSB champ says he still feels slightly ragged recovering from a broken hand sustained in pre-season testing in Almeria, but confirms he'll give it his all to repeat his double-winner weekend from last year around the Indy circuit.

"This weekend I am looking forward to my home round and doing the best job I possibly can to get the PBM Kawasaki back up on the podium," Byrne said. "I am still feeling a bit rusty where I am still not at one hundred percent with my hand but you can guarantee that I will be giving it everything I have in the two races on Sunday."

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The PBM Kawasaki rider heads into the second round with a 12-point lead after grabbing a win and a second place at Donington Park two weeks ago. Byrne was delighted with his opening weekend results and says he's feeling quietly confident heading to his home round at the Kent track.

"If someone would have said to me before the races at Donington that I would get a win and a second place I would have taken their arm off for it," he said. "I couldn't have been much happier to leave the first round with that in the bag ahead of my home round at Brands Hatch."

Brands Hatch Indy circuit acts as round two of the 2015 BSB season and is scheduled for the 17-19th April.