The MonsterMob brand should be well exposed this weekend with both two and four wheeled sports well represented in the world of motor sport.

After a superb performance at the opening round of the British Superbike Championship which saw him emerge with the series lead, MonsterMob Ducati's Shane Byrne heads to round two at Snetterton this weekend brim full of confidence.

The 26 year old from Minster, Kent romped to victory in the opening leg at Silverstone last weekend before settling for a safe second place in race two aboard the factory specification F02 machine, to end up leading the twelve round championship by seven points and 'Shakey' is planning on increasing that advantage in Norfolk.

"I was disappointed not to do the double at Silverstone but it was a good enough start to the season," said Byrne. "I really like Snetterton and the following round is at another one of my favourite tracks - Thruxton - so I'm aiming on scooping a good points hall over the next few races."

Defending Supersport champion, Stuart Easton is also in confident mood after a superb rostrum placing in the opening round at Silverstone aboard his 748cc Ducati. The 18 year old Scot had to settle for third place after the race was red-flagged early but was pleased with his solid start to the season.

"That's the first time in four years that I've scored points in the opening round so I'm pleased to get that monkey off my back," noted Easton. "Snetterton will suit the Ducati and I won there last year so I'm hoping for a repeat performance."

Meanwhile for team owner Paul Bird, the weekend is one whereby he'll be kept busy as he has to combine his team's two wheeled interests with those of his own four wheeled exploits.

The Penrith businessman will be contesting round two of the Kumho Tyres National Rally Championship in North Wales on Saturday where after he makes the trip across country to Snetterton on Saturday evening.

Having clinched three class wins in as many outings in his Vodka Kick backed Hyundai Accent World Rally Car - including one outright - Bird will be looking to continue his good form on the Astra Stages Rally which is based in Llangollen.

"It sure is a busy weekend for us and hopefully we can come away with the right result in both camps," commented Bird. "As far as the bikes are concerned, we need to keep the ball rolling and both riders should go well at Snetterton. We've been working hard to make sure the bikes are right and we aim to net a bagful of points down there.

"With regards to the rally, I'm getting more comfortable with the car each time I drive it and if we can continue our recent run of good form, I hope to be in with a shout of a top ten again."

Picture courtesy of Double Red.

 

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