Shane Byrne says he is yet to reach a level he is satisfied with despite topping both free practice sessions on Friday at Snetterton.

The defending MCE British Superbike champion smashed last season's lap record with a 1m 47.664s to finish fastest but insists he suffered a 'difficult' day despite being on top.

After fixing a small issue from the morning session the PBM Kawasaki rider concentrated on bike set-up rather than outright hot lap pace but says there is more work to be done until he will be happy with his Kawasaki ZX-10R.

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"We concentrated on bike set-up and at the moment it's not where I like or need to be," Byrne said. "We tried a few bits and pieces and now as a team we will come up with a plan for tomorrow to get the job done."

Due to the overcast and colder conditions compared to last month's in-season test none of the BSB riders got particularly close to Josh Brookes' outright lap record of 1m.46.861s at the Norfolk track.

On top of the conditions a number of riders noticed the track was much 'greener' than it was for the test and these factors reduced the grip levels with the Pirelli tyres considerably.

Despite these concerns Byrne is confident his team can work on solutions to its problems and be a strong contender for pole position in qualifying tomorrow.

"I know we are capable and we will work harder to make it feel better for qualifying," he said. "I think we are there or thereabouts and that the boys will find the solution."