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Byrne: It was a big one!

Shane Byrne believes he will be fine to ride for the remainder of the weekend, despite suffering a heavy fall during free practice at Croft.

Byrne can wrap up the Bennetts British Superbike title this weekend with another pair of podiums, but he seemed to put that in jeopardy when he high-sided out of the Chicane and landed heavily on his side.

Damaging soft tissue in his shoulder, Byrne has also lost a tooth, injuries that mean he will have to undergo a medical check tomorrow before competing in final practice and qualifying. Even so, Byrne insists he feels fine, save for a few bumps and bruises.

“It was a third gear high side on the chicane; it was strange because I went through the turn no differently to any other time I have this weekend but the rear came out on me and the Airwaves Ducati launched me up into quite a big one!

“I am generally ok; I have bruised my shoulder which is sore and a bit stiff, I've also got a bit of a dead leg and I have knocked my front teeth out. I should be able to get myself fixed up and I will be ok but I will need to have a medical in the morning and we will take a view on it after that.”


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Hedgeholer

September 12, 2008 8:29 PM
Last Edited 3009 days ago

It''ll be a bit of let-down all round if Shakey doesn''t get to ride. He''ll be digruntled if he reckon''s he''s fit It won''t help his chances of landing a top WSB slot if he doesn''t get close to nailing the title (even tho logically it''s pretty much a done deal whatever happens at Croft). And whoever wins will be told by some ****** ''You''d not have won if Shakey''d been allowed to compete''.

bill - Unregistered

September 13, 2008 8:44 AM

Buts its all about staying on Not 'ifs and buts' People said that about Hayden ''he wouldnt have been world gp champion 'if' rossi hadnt come off''. Shakey didnt need to push so hard yesterday it was only practice. but he is probably still injured and uncomfortable from Knockhill and we fans of another BSB rider are absolutely gutted for Shakey because its just gone so wrong for him. I hope he races tomorrow. If he doesnt race I hope its an Ellison CRutchlow Haslam podium :)



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