Shane Byrne feels the Showdown is acting as a reset in the MCE British Superbike championship as he heads into the three-round finale two points adrift of Josh Brookes.

The defending BSB champion had a race weekend of mixed fortunes at Oulton Park as he closed the deficit to Brookes with two race wins, but was denied a hat-trick of strong results after his PBM Kawasaki suffered technical faults two laps from the end of race two, forcing Byrne to retire from second.

As the Podium credits come into play Byrne now trails Brookes at the top of the championship by two points and feels the Showdown has almost reset the title race back to level standings.

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"The Showdown format has been running now for a number of years now and it gives you a chance to regroup and be as fresh as you can possibly be," Byrne said. "Now, you can't play anything safe. From here on in the only thing that matters is trying to win races and scoring more points than anyone else. If I'm two points behind Josh that can all change in one race."

After rediscovering the race pace he appeared to have lost during the past two rounds Byrne is confident he now has the package to consistently fight at the front again and believes longer circuits like Assen and Silverstone will suit the Kawasaki.

"Trying to follow Josh around here is one thing but the tracks coming up should be good for the Kawasaki and our bike is quite fast towards the middle and end of the straights," he explained. "All bikes have strengths and weaknesses so we need to make sure our strengths are as big as possible and try to win some races."