Despite taking a third consecutive pole position Shane Byrne says 'it doesn't mean a great deal' and declares he would have been happy with any spot on the front row.

The PBM Kawasaki rider continued his fine form in 2015 after holding on to pole position by just 0.001s ahead of Josh Brookes and with it his 38th BSB career pole. The four-time BSB champion says he was satisfied with P1 but wouldn't have been too disappointed if he'd lost out.

"I'm happy with the pole but we always, always, always aim for the front row because that is the place you need to be," Byrne said. "Pole doesn't mean a great deal, there are no prizes for pole but it puts us in a good position for tomorrow. I'm not that fussed about pole to be honest just happy to be on the front row."

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Byrne's comments followed his assessment of his pole-clinching lap which he thought was far from his best after having a heart-in-mouth moment at Sheene Curve.

"My lap time that got pole was not brilliant," he said. "I had a moment coming out of Sheene Curve and had to take my foot of the pegs a little bit and got myself into a tangle. I just missed the apex out of Stirlings and didn't get the best run out of there and to lose that little bit was disappointing.

"When I came around and saw it was a 25.3s I thought 'if it can be that scrappy and still be a 25.3s then we can surely go faster'. I pushed on for the next lap but made a small mistake at Paddock Hill Bend and had to abandon it."

Byrne will look to maintain his faultless run of results tomorrow around the Brands Hatch GP circuit after having claimed four back-to-back BSB victories at Snetterton and Knockhill.