MonsterMob Ducati rider Shane Byrne overcame the pain barrier to record fourth fastest time in the Dunlop Super 12 in readiness for round six of the British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch today.

The 26 year old from Minster, Isle of Sheppey crashed in Friday's practice injuring both ankles but apart from severe bruising, was passed fit enough to race.

"I feel knackered but hopefully I'll feel better tomorrow and I can try for the race wins. I'm sore but there's no point in just riding round for points, I'll be hoping to keep up the recent run" said Shakey.

Byrne leads the championship by 104 points after seven successive victories and will be looking to add to that tally in front of his home crowd.

Team-mate Stuart Easton emulated Byrne by slotting the 748 Ducati onto the front row of the Supersport grid also.

The 18 year old from Hawick posted fourth fastest time prior to Sunday's race whewre he hopes to emulate last year's win at Brands.

"I got held up on my fast laps but a front row start is what matters. The race will be a different matter and hopefully I can run at the front," said the young Scot.



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