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Byrne impresses on Sterilgarda home ground

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.”


Tagged as: Ducati , superbikes , Byrne , Sterilgarda , Imola

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JC - Unregistered

September 26, 2009 10:02 PM

Glad to hear someone talking sense for once regarding the lack of rpm's and the 2-stroke lines he has to take to maintain corner speed. There's no way his bike is anywhere near the Xerox machines. I've even heard its at 1098 whereas the Xerox Ducatis are 1198's with a seasons development behind them. I guarantee you that on a Xerox bike he'd be challenging for the podium every week. Fabrizio is never a better rider than Shakey. Just has a better bike. Shakey would smoke him all day long on equal machinery like he did at Donnington.

Matt675 - Unregistered

September 27, 2009 12:56 AM

@jc hey I like shakey as much as the guy(2003)bsb is 1 of my fave dvd's but if I can buy a 1198r from my locL dealer I'm sure doesn't have a 1098 motor come on people at think a little before you post this crap



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