Shane Byrne says upgrades on his Be Wiser Ducati won't cause a huge jump in performance but expects an easier ride at Snetterton where he has claimed five consecutive MCE British Superbike victories.
Despite winning every BSB race at Snetterton since race one in 2013, which was claimed by Alex Lowes, Byrne isn't focusing on previous results after switching machinery over the winter to the Ducati Panigale R.
However, the four-time BSB champion is confident the Italian marque will suit the flat and fast layout of the Norfolk circuit and has the added boost of the new rear-facing Termignoni exhaust.
"I think that the nature of the 300 circuit should suit the Panigale and we will get our first round of upgrades for the bike at Snetterton too,” Byrne said. “These aren't going to make me ten seconds a lap faster, but they will potentially make life that little bit easier.
“I am really looking forward to Snetterton and seeing how the Be Wiser Ducati works with the potential new upgrades. I know that there are stats with how many races I have won at Snetterton in recent years but I tend not to count on the past – my priority is to make those numbers even more impressive.
“We tested at Snetterton before Knockhill and although we didn't get any clear laps in we did post some pretty fast times and we have a good base setting with the bike to start free practice with which is good.”
Byrne currently sits second in the BSB riders' championship, 13 points behind leader Leon Haslam, with the pair sharing a win apiece in the last two rounds at Brands Hatch Indy and Knockhill.