Byrne: It was a good test

Shane Byrne was able to maintain his strong run of recent form during mid-season testing after completing the Imola test inside the top ten.

Having finished inside the top six in each of the last four races, including a second place result at Misano, the Sterilgarda Ducati rider has made rapid progress up the World Superbike standings to currently sit just two points off eighth overall.

Proving quicker than his closest rivals for that position, Carlos Checa and Ryuichi Kiyonari (Jakub Smrz didn't participate), Byrne is confident about the upcoming events.

“I really like this track as it has ups and downs and fast corners. I just hope I won't have to ride with the same hot weather as in the last couple of days. Despite everything, we still did a good job setting up the bike for the Imola round. It was a good test for the last round before the holidays as well which will take place at Brno.”

For team manager Marco Borciani, Byrne's Imola pace is further proof of the form his rider and team are beginning to show.

"Shakey further confirmed he's in great form. He was constantly in the top 5 fastest riders and he was still only a tenth of a second behind after today. We decided to skip the last session though due to the hot weather and not being able to use the experimental tyres tested by the official teams in the afternoon.”

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Dale - Unregistered

July 18, 2009 6:37 PM

Don't forget to invite me and Shakeyfanboy - I can bring my DVD of Tommy Hill going fastest in free practice 1 at Mallory yesterday and fantasise about him re-taking the WSBK paddock by storm on a pink tricycle whilst pleasuring my boyfriend 'fanboy'... Mmmm can't wait...

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