Shane Byrne: “Mallory Park’s not one of my favourites”

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Shane Byrne has offered a lifeline to those who are trailing him in the British Superbike Championship by admitting Mallory Park isn’t one of his favourite circuits.

Byrne, who leads the British Superbike title chase by 83 points, heads to Mallory Park with seven wins and three second places under his belt.

But the Kent-born rider says the re-jigged Leicestershire track doesn’t suit his style.

Byrne said: “I like the people at Mallory Park and the fans always create a good atmosphere as they can get so close to the track; however it is not a circuit that’s on my list of favourites.

“In terms of riding I like fast flowing circuits which Mallory Park isn’t but I understand they have made some improvements to it so hopefully that has made it more interesting for this year.

“Regardless of the circuit I know that the Airwaves Ducati team will prepare the best possible package for me and work continuously hard throughout the weekend to ensure I come away from this round with a good result.”

Byrne’s team-mate, Leon Camier, is coming off the back of his first ever British Superbike victory at Snetterton and is looking to build on his winning performance this weekend.

Camier took his first win in only his fifth round with the Airwaves Ducati outfit, after an on-off season last year with Bike Animal Honda that was hampered by injuries.

“I am still coming down from my win at Snetterton,” said Camier.

“It is such a great feeling to have my first win under my belt, especially as I had to work quite hard for it in the race.

“We knew we were capable of results like that and now can use it to move onwards and upwards for the remainder of the season.

“I am looking forward to getting to Mallory Park and putting in my best possible performance for Airwaves Ducati and securing some solid championship points to take me into the second half of the season.”

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Rob Hull

By Rob Hull