Shane Byrne is aiming to return to winning ways at Silverstone ahead of the MCE British Superbike Showdown after enduring a tricky couple of rounds which halted his momentum towards a sixth title.

After four consecutive wins between Snetterton and Brands Hatch GP, Byrne has managed just one podium appearance in the past two rounds (third place in race one at Cadwell Park) while separate mechanical and tyre issues have forced him into two retirements in the past three races.

Byrne still holds a 10-point advantage over Leon Haslam at the top of the BSB standings, with a five-point lead in terms of Podium Points, and requires just 12 points from the Silverstone triple-header to be mathematically certain of a Showdown spot regardless of other riders' results.

But after an underwhelming couple of rounds at Thruxton and Cadwell Park, Byrne is solely focused on claiming those vital Podium Points to gather momentum ahead of the three-round finale.

“Silverstone is an event I am really looking forward to because I left Cadwell Park a bit angry and frustrated about the last two rounds and how many potential podium points we have given away to our rivals,” Byrne said. “That is a bitter pill to swallow.

“With three races at Silverstone we have an opportunity to get some back and so we need to work as hard as possible to make that happen. I have spent the time since the last round in Spain and I really feel fired up and ready to go because I want to put right the wrongs of the previous races at Silverstone.”

 

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