Shane Byrne has produced a MCE British Superbike title decider for the final race of the season thanks to his victory in race two at Brands Hatch coupled with Leon Haslam’s disaster in 10th, while Josh Brookes remains in touching distance.

In a repeat of the opening race at the Kent circuit on Saturday, Shane Byrne stormed through the order to get into the lead early on before setting the pace ahead of Christian Iddon to ease to victory.

With Byrne completing his charge for a sixth BSB title with the race two win, the Be Wiser Ducati rider still needed Haslam to drop points in order to overhaul the 33-point deficit from the start of the final round. After a solid start in third place Haslam sunk down the order due to suspected technical issue which left him powerless for the chasing pack to blast past.

With six laps to go Haslam dropped to as low as 12th place to effectively hand Byrne the points lead but with Bradley Ray retiring from the race with a technical issue and getting back past Tommy Bridewell, the JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider rescued 10th place.

The results see Haslam hold a slender two-point lead going into the 2017 title-deciding race.

Behind Byrne, Tyco BMW’s Christian Iddon grabbed his second consecutive runner-up finish of the weekend with James Ellison in third for McAMS Yamaha which shuffled Brookes back to fourth place.

As a result, the Anvil Hire Yamaha rider is 22 points off of leader Haslam which keeps him mathematically in the title race for the decider but would require both Haslam and Byrne to miss out on the top ten.



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