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Byrne goes for double at Thruxton

Published: 15 April 2003

Updated: 24 November 2014

Round three of the British Superbikes championship at Thruxton this weekend is set to be the most exciting so far. And we’ll be bringing you full coverage here on

Qualifying starts just after 9am on Saturday. Warm-up on Sunday starts at 9.15 followed by the first race just after midday.

MonsterMob Ducati rider Shane Byrne is determined to win both races after being denied the pleasure at Snetterton.

He said: " The double win can’t be far off. Thruxton is one of my favourite tracks and I won there last year so I’ll be hoping for more success. If I can continue to build a lead, the championship will look after itself "

The Rizla Suzuki team has also had a trying start to the season with John Reynolds crashing and breaking his collarbone at Silverstone and Yukio Kagayama having what he described as the biggest crash of his career, at Snetterton.

Reynolds said: " My collarbone is getting better every day. While I can’t pretend that I was racing at full strength at Snetterton, I wasn’t far off the winning pace. This weekend I hope I will have more strength and stamina. I know I can improve on my third place finishes. "

Kagayama added: " I am sore after my crashes at Snetterton. On Saturday I really flew through the air but I bounce very well and my body has much experience in healing itself. I will be fully fit for Thruxton and I want to get back on the podium like I was at Silverstone. "

Renegade Ducati rider Michael Rutter has a lot of work to do to catch Shane Byrne. Despite winning the first race at Snetterton, a crash in race two will see him line up at Thruxton 27 points behind in the championship.

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