Triple double for Byrne at Knockhill

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Mixed weather caused some interesting racing at the fifth round of British Superbike championship at Knockhill with Shane Byrne win his sixth race in a row.

The first race was won by Shane Byrne on the Monstermob Ducati but Paul Young took a surprise second place ahead of John Reynolds on the Suzuki GSX-R1000 after performing consistently well all weekend.

Steve Plater took fourth place followed by Sean Emmett and Glen Richards with Gary Mason and John McGuinness finishing the top eight.

Michael Rutter decided to change tyres to intermediates during the warmup to the first race but as the rain came down he was left at the back of the pack by the rest of the riders on wets. He was loosing so much time that he decided to pull in during the race and change tyres, eventually coming back out and finishing 20th overall.

The second race was dry and Rutter was putting up a strong fight to challenge Byrne’s lead but on lap 14 his engine blew up leaving Byrne to take his sixth consecutive win.

John Reynolds took second place followed by Steve Plater Glen Richards and Steve Hislop, with Paul Young failing to repeat the performance of the first race finishing 9th overall.

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MCN Staff

By MCN Staff