MonsterMob Ducati's Shane Byrne continued his success at the second round of the British Superbike Championship at a warm and sunny Snetterton on Sunday, when he followed up a second place in the opening leg with a win in race two to take a 27 point lead over nearest rival Michael Rutter.

In race one, 'Shakey' led for most of the race before being struck by tyre problems in the later stages - forcing him to settle for second place at the flag behind Renegade rider Rutter.

In race two, the 26 year old from Minster, Kent, was again involved in a duel with Rutter, but this time went on to take an easy victory after the fellow Ducati rider crashed out at three quarter race distance.

"I was really disappointed for me and the team after race one with having such a good lead and then finishing second," admitted Shane. "I used the same tyre and it worked perfectly in race two after I conserved it better. The double can come later, I'll settle for a decent championship lead."

"We're doing what we needed to do and building a steady points gap in the superbikes with Shakey," said Team owner Paul Bird.

 

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