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Byrne gets ready for second title attempt.

Shane Byrne is eager to seal the Bennetts British Superbike Championship at the second time of asking as he prepares for the penultimate round of the season at Silverstone.

Having failed to quite seal victory at Croft, Byrne is in an even better position at Silverstone, with his 94 point advantage meaning he needs to just finish inside the top ten for the first race to make the title his.

Indeed, Byrne admits he was disappointed not to make victory a foregone conclusion at Croft, but while he can certainly afford to relax, he is still determined to go all out for the race win.

“I'm a bit disappointed not to have won the title in the previous round at Croft, but now I'm fully refreshed and heading to Silverstone where I have a very good chance of taking it, and that is what I and the rest of the Airwaves Ducati team have been working for.

“I like to be on maximum attack, riding on the limit, but I have to ensure that I don't fall down and that I take the championship – it will be good to get the job done in the first race at Silverstone.”

Team-mate Leon Camier, meanwhile, heads to Silverstone on good form after winning at Croft, a result that puts him just behind Cal Crutchlow in the fight for fourth overall.

“Although I was disappointed not to have got on to the podium in the second race, winning race one at Croft was a huge confidence boost so I'm really looking forward to Silverstone and hopefully getting back on the top step of the podium.

“Until we get some laps under our belt I'm not too sure how the Airwaves Ducati will work around there but I know that the whole of the Airwaves Ducati team will work hard to give me the best possible package come race day.”


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charliefarley - Unregistered

September 24, 2008 3:36 PM

Wrap the title up 1st race....... "go for it" 2nd race....... then maybe an anouncement of where he''ll be next season?? WSBk/Sterilgarda Ducati?? BSB/GSE(Airwaves)Yamaha?? I''d like to see him stick with a Ducati team (for continuation!!), though the new Yamaha sounds good!! :)



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