MonsterMob Ducati's Shane Byrne continued his dominance of the British Superbike Championship with yet another winning double at a wet and windy Knockhill circuit in Scotland on Sunday.

The 26 year old Kent rider made it eight wins for the season so far by taking his seventh win in succession to stamp his authority on the championship after five out of the twelve rounds and in doing so, romped to an unprecedented 'triple double' victory.

But the weekend wasn't without its drama with a spill in practice and only qualifying in fourth on the grid meant Byrne had his work cut out but a gamble on wet tyres paid off with a start to finish victory in leg one followed by a similar display in race two, which was shortened as rain started to fall.

"What a fantastic weekend! It's amazing and I can't believe that I've done another double. My plan was to get a good lead in both races but I was willing that second race to end because it was starting to rain. I'm enjoying winning and hoping I can continue that trend at my local round at Brands Hatch next time" said Byrne.

Shakey's championship cause was also helped by main rival Michael Rutter scoring just a single point after a problematic day and as a result, Byrne leads the series standings by an amazing 104 points.

For Supersport team mate Stuart Easton, he too endured problems in qualifying but bounced back with a superb fourth place during the race in difficult conditions.

"The track was wet to start with and I went with dry tyres but it was the right decision. It was important to score points today at my home round but a rostrum would have been good," said the 18-year-old from Hawick.

Team owner Paul Bird was naturally pleased with his team's dominance of the country's premier motor sport series.

"It just gets better but I've been around long enough to know that our luck will change at some point. Shakey's riding brilliantly at the moment and long may it continue. Stuart's got his bogey circuit out of the way and will go well at Brands but we're in a great position at the moment"

[Pic: Double Red]

 

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