BSB: Byrne: 'There's still plenty to come'

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Shane Byrne reckons there is ‘plenty of time still to come’ despite a blisteringly fast opening day to the sixth round of the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch.

The Be Wiser Ducati star was quickest on the opening day after lapping 0.1 seconds off the outright lap record and with the top three riders under the race lap record already, Byrne is predicting things to get even quicker if the weather plays ball.  

The Brands Hatch race lap record is the longest standing record on the BSB calendar, set by Josh Brookes on the Relentless Suzuki in 2011, but that looks set to go this weekend should weather conditions remain as they are.


“It has been a pretty good start to the weekend and I am pretty happy,” he told MCN. “I wouldn’t say that we are Thruxton happy from last year, but we are probably Snetterton happy and that certainly wasn’t a bad weekend for us!

“There are still areas we can improve, but that is good because we know there is still plenty of time still to come and it is going to be a fast weekend if it stays dry that’s for sure! I am happy with what the boys have done and the steps we have made so far so we need to carry that on tomorrow.”

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Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing