Shane Byrne is beaming to be back on top of the pile in the MCE British Superbike championship and says he is feeling back to his best.

The defending BSB champion broke Josh Brookes' domination of six straight victories with a controlled performance from the front and has flipped the Podium credits advantage back in his favour, holding 46 to Brookes' 45, after the Milwaukee Yamaha rider finished fourth starting from 30th on the grid.

The PBM Kawasaki rider says his feeling with the ZX-10R machine returned almost immediately on Friday after his team completely rebuilt his bike and is delighted to get the winning feeling back.

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"The last few rounds have been so frustrating because I want to be five-time British Superbike champion and I won't be doing that with sixths and fourths," Byrne said. "Since Brands Hatch we've been on a really bad run but before that we were coming off the back of a double-double so I know how quickly things can turn around.

"After Cadwell Park I spoke with Paul Bird and he said not to worry, that no stone will be left unturned and that we'd do whatever we can to get you back at the front. They basically built me a new bike and from Friday I knew it was right. The bike was going around corners, doing wheelies and it was my bike again. It got really fast really quick and got even quicker."

Byrne also says it took him a while to get used to managing from the front again and not pushing too hard and ruining his race by chewing up his tyres.

"The race was kind of tricky because I wasn't really sure because I wanted to go out and get away but get 12 laps in and go speedway for the rest of the race," he explained. "When I was leading I had a big push and got a gap but when I settled into a pace I knew would look after everything the gap behind me would just come down by a tenth or two each lap."