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Shane Byrne was left frustrated by a broken gear linkage which forced him out of race two at Cadwell Park and deny him victory and the chance to book his MCE British Showdown spot a round early.

The Be Wiser Ducati rider needed just a handful of points in race two at the Lincolnshire circuit after claiming third place in the opener and looked well set moving into the lead ahead of Lee Jackson at the midway stage but two laps later while aiming to build a gap on the chasing pack his race was prematurely halted by a broken gear linkage on his Panigale R.

Despite keeping hold of the BSB championship lead by ten points over Leon Haslam, Byrne is still not mathematically certain of his Showdown spot with 63 points separating him from seventh place rider Jake Dixon.

Needing to score eight points from a potential maximum of 75 points available at the Silverstone triple-header, Byrne’s Showdown place looks assured but it comes as little comfort to the five-time BSB champion after seeing a potential victory slip away at Cadwell Park.

“The first race was hard work but we made a change to the front end in morning warm-up which helped, although I almost crashed at Mansfield on the second lap,” Byrne said. “I somehow managed to save it with my elbow and it served as a little warning so I was happy to sneak a podium.

“All of the bikes were fairly equal so we tried to improve again for race two but coming out of the Gooseneck, the bike wouldn’t select a gear so I had to pull off. Obviously, it’s a massive shame and frustrating and it’s easy to be down and negative after giving away what I feel is a lot of points at the last two rounds but our time will come and we’ll see what we can do to improve for the final four rounds.”


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