Byrne returns to training

Shane Byrne overcomes illness but is forced to sit out Valencia WSBK test session
Shane Byrne has revealed that he has started training again despite being forced to miss this week's World Superbike test session at the Valencia circuit in Spain.

Byrne, who will join Althea Ducati for the 2010 season, will miss the test along with team-mate Carlos Checa having been suffering the after effects of flu.

While he has now recovered from the illness, Byrne was unable to compete in the Valencia session although he has now returned to training as he focuses on readying for the 2010 campaign.

"I was out of it for a couple of weeks," the Briton said. "My family caught the flu, then I got it. My son Zack celebrated his first birthday by going to see the doctor!"

"I had been working really hard on training since I got the confirmation of the Althea Ducati ride, but I knew something was wrong when I went out for some training on my bicycle. I had to stop early and head home, and I thought maybe I had just been overdoing it a bit. But it was the flu, and I was so ill for a couple of weeks after. But I am much better now and have started training again properly."

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No.67 - Unregistered

December 11, 2009 8:59 AM

Must have caught pig flu from the lovley(sic) Petra Shicane can't help himself even spouting kack and excuse making off season. Can't wait for all the Shicane fantards to be giving it the big one about how he'd be world champion but his bikes are 2 year old etc etc

junkmale - Unregistered

December 12, 2009 1:17 AM

As the only British WSBK rider not on factory machinery, his task will be to beat his team-mate. If he finishes as top privateer, that will be a job very well done. If Althea beat the Guandalini/Borciani in the teams championship, Ducati will be very happy with them.

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