Brands Hatch Indy: Byrne aims to add name to 2016 winners list

After four different winners in four races Shane Byrne is setting out to add his name to the list at his home round this weekend.
After four different winners in four races Shane Byrne is setting out to add his name to the list at his home round Brands Hatch as he continues to refine the Ducati Panigale R into a MCE British Superbike title contender.

The four-time BSB champion endured a tricky outing at a slippery Oulton Park earlier this month, taking sixth and eight place finishes, subsequently losing his early championship lead to Tyco BMW's Christian Iddon.

After his double second place results at the 2016 opener at Silverstone, Byrne wants to return to achieving what he has done more than any other rider in BSB history – winning races.

“I didn't get to celebrate my 300th MCE BSB start in the way I'd hoped at Oulton Park three weeks ago so I need to be challenging for the wins this weekend at my home track,” Byrne said. “Neither I nor the team go racing for sixth place so hopefully this weekend we can turn it around.

“It's fair to say that the bike is all new to us as a team and there's lots of development and learning to do still but we're winners and are only happy when we're winning.”

Byrne's last victory in BSB came back in September at Oulton Park and the Kent-based rider is looking to join Michael Laverty, Peter Hickman, Leon Haslam and Richard Cooper with a first win in 2016.

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Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, BSB [Credit:]
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Andy Reid, Tyco BMW, [Credit: TAS Racing]
Jake Dixon, RAF Reserves Kawasaki [Credit: MSV BSB Media]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alastair Seeley, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Lee Jackson, Smiths Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Haslam, Byrne, Mossey, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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May 20, 2016 12:28 PM

obviously the Ducati is not as solid as more developed bikes at least in that spec margin, but he is doing great even if not a win yet for him, i would like to know what Hopper what would doing on it this year, i had a lot of confidence in Hopper but looks like the ePayMe Yamaha team havent enough resources (funds or technich...) to run that bike at the top yet, also see good Irwin, not bad Buchan aboard Panigale but...

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