Shane Byrne admits he was disappointed to miss out on a front row start at Imola for the latest round of the World Superbike Championship, but was otherwise pleased to qualify in seventh position for the team on home ground.
Byrne has been a front runner throughout the weekend, leading the way in the early stages of provisional qualifying before emerging with the fourth best time.
Raising hopes of a front row challenge in Superpole, although Byrne fell short in seventh place after 'trying too hard', he was satisfied with end result.
"I'm happy with what we did today but at the same time a bit disappointed I didn't qualify in the front row. I really wanted to do well for the team but I probably tried too hard and so I wasn't as effective in Superpole 3.
“However, the most important thing is what we'll do tomorrow but I'm confident because we really did a good job on the bike and our pace is very good.”