MonsterMob Ducati rider Shane 'Shakey' Byrne added another pair of rostrum finishes to his impressive set of 2003 results when he finished in third place in both of Sunday's British Superbike races at Brands Hatch.

The new British Champion made it 19 rostrum finishes out of 22 races at the penultimate round of the series but was disappointed not to add to his 10 victories so far this season.

"I tried my best but had to settle for a pair of rostrums which under the circumstances wasn't too bad," said Byrne, "I'm a little bit disappointed as it means my aim of winning the most number of races in a season is now not possible. But the hard work has been done and I will settle for the results. My team have been fantastic this season and I'd like to think we can round off the year with a couple of victories at Donington Park."

Meanwhile Supersport rider Stuart Easton emerged victorious in the Supersport race with his third win of the year.

In an incident packed race around the Kent Indy circuit Easton was racing in the leading trio and inherited the lead when Honda mounted rivals Karl Harris and Michael Laverty crashed out. But still the young Scot had to work hard for the victory as he fended off a late challenge from Simon Andrews at the flag.

"I'll admit I got lucky but I'd like to think I had the situation under control. We've had some bad luck this season so I'll take a slice of good luck now its come my way," said Easton who claimed runner up in the Championship as a result.

Team owner Paul Bird was pleased with his riders' efforts in front of a 24,400 crowd.

"Stuart did well and proved that when he puts the effort in he is capable of anything. I'm really pleased for him and also for Shakey who added to the silverware haul for this season. It would be great to round off the season in style at Donington and we'll be gunning for that with another hat trick there," said the Penrith businessman.

 

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