Shane Byrne says his Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki team is refusing to rest on its laurels heading to Thruxton for round six of the 2014 British Superbike Championship as he looks to take another big step towards the Title Showdown.

Though the previous round at Brands Hatch was the first meeting in 2014 that Byrne has failed to win at least one race, he still out-scored closest rival Josh Brookes, while third place rider James Ellison is now out of contention having been sidelined with injury.

As such, Byrne can arguably afford to relax for the remaining four events ahead of the Title Showdown having opened up a mammoth 92 point lead over his nearest rival (and 131 points over seventh place), but he insist he is still pushing hard to find more speed from the Kawasaki ZX-10R.

"Since Brands Hatch I have had a long chat with the team and we have had a few ideas on how we can move things forward for Thruxton," he told the BSB website. "At Brands Hatch we made a discovery after the first race and made some changes with the settings, so I was really looking forward to race two so we could see if it had made a difference when we compared them back-to-back, but with the weather changing it wasn't possible. I have been chatting with our engine builder and back at base it hasn't stood still as we get ready for the weekend.

"I think Thruxton is an important round and one where we can see if the improvements we have made pay off. I personally like the circuit and of late, I think we will see that nobody will get away there. Thruxton is a case where, if there is a pack, the race will be decided on the last lap. You get a bit of a run out of Church and then everyone gets a bit of a beating up at the chicane.

"That said, you only need to be in striking distance at Church and then you can have a go! I certainly hope that we can come away from this weekend with another win or two, that's not being greedy that is just the target."



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