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Byrne stays sharp ahead of BSB title decider

Shane Byrne says despite extending his BSB championship lead to 27 points he can't be satisfied until he secures the title due to unpredictable conditions.
Shane Byrne says despite extending his MCE British Superbike championship lead to 27 points he can't be satisfied until he secures the title due to the unpredictable conditions which impacted race one.

The Be Wiser Ducati rider says he battled through the wet conditions in race one of the final round at Brands Hatch to scramble to sixth place and coupled with Leon Haslam's fall he has added ten points to his championship lead.

With a 27-point advantage and only a maximum of 50 points available Byrne says he won't take anything for granted counting on his experience from previous title deciders.

“I'm not here to finish sixth in any circumstances and in the two really wet races we have had this year I won one of them,” Byrne said. “It is still the same as the start of the year, we are riding a new bike and still learning things.

“Now that first race is over of course I am not happy to be sixth but we will take a whole lot of information that we wouldn't have had if it hadn't have been wet. As it turns out Leon has had a bit of bad luck and we've seen too many times in this championship, like with Lowes in 2013 and Kiyonari in 2014, anything can happen at this round so I am far from relaxed.

“I want to focus and come up with a plan if it is wet but if it is dry I want to go out and win two races. Experience is a wonderful thing but so is not having any. We are in a better place from the race worth of data in the wet here so we will go into it with all we've got.”
by Haydn Cobb


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