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.”