Shane Byrne says his PBM Kawasaki squad is struggling to settle on a competitive package on fast and flowing tracks like Silverstone and has set himself the goal of winning all five remaining races.

The defending BSB champion lost vital ground on Milwaukee Yamaha's Josh Brookes in the title race at Assen and now trails the Australian by 28 points with two rounds remaining.

Byrne was unable to pose a serious threat to Brookes last time out at Assen and expects another uphill struggle at the Northamptonshire circuit.

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"As a team PBM Kawasaki expected to be strong at the faster tracks, like Assen, and we thought that the Showdown tracks should play into our hands a bit," Byrne said. "However, in reality we realised that the fast, flowing corners are where we are struggling at the moment and that is something as a team we are working hard together to resolve.

"Assen caught us a bit by surprise and we had a plan but the changing conditions definitely didn't help us. We could start in the dry, then the next session would be wet and that made it more difficult."

The four-time BSB champion has set himself the tough challenge of taking five wins from the final five races in order to overhaul Brookes and retain his crown for an unprecedented fifth title.

"We had a test before Silverstone so we can arrive at the next round in a better shape because nothing short of five wins is enough for me and the team," he said. "I am more than up for it and there should be no reason we can't fight for them.

"I know how easy it is to see a lead disappear in the Showdown; I am not saying that will necessarily happen, but it is easy for things to turn around so quickly at this point of the season. I have no doubt that we can beat him again and you can guarantee I will be doing everything to make that happen."