Shane Byrne feels the Oulton Park circuit will expose different manufacturers strong and weak points as he looks to return to winning ways in round three of the MCE British Superbike championship.

The reigning BSB champion currently leads the riders' standings from James Ellison but Byrne saw his advantage erode to just six points after the JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider grabbed a double win weekend last time out at Brands Hatch.

The PBM Kawasaki racer, who took victory in race two of the season opener at Donington Park, says he is hopes to return to the top step of the podium at the Cheshire track but says Oulton will provide a tricky test.

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"Oulton Park is a great track, it's one of those places where different bikes have different strengths and weaknesses in different areas so I expect it to be really close there," Byrne said. "It would be really nice to come away from Oulton Park with another win or preferably even two as the last one we had at Donington seems like a long time ago now."

Byrne has consistently strong form around Oulton Park and has been made favourite for victories this weekend. In the five BSB races in 2014 at the Cheshire track Byrne finished on the rostrum in every one including a win when the circuit hosted round two of the 2014 BSB championship.

In last week's test day at Oulton Park the Kent rider finished second on the timesheet, just 0.041s off pace-setter Josh Brookes, and feels his team are not far away from reaching the Kawasaki ZX-10R's true potential.

"The test was really beneficial to us and we got a lot close to where we need to be," Byrne said. "Although it was only a practice day, I was pretty happy with our pace so I left there feeling really positive.

"The team have done a good job and we have worked on a few areas to give us a direction ahead of the weekend, so fingers crossed we can continue the work we have started and have a good, strong round."

Oulton Park is set to host round three of the BSB championship this bank holiday weekend (2-4 May).