Shane Byrne made history at Snetterton this afternoon as he clocked the quickest ever two-wheeled lap of the 2.99-mile circuit in this afternoon's Superpole session.
The previous record stood at 1'46.861, set by Josh Brookes at a test session with the Milwaukee Yamaha team in 2015. However, Byrne wasn't the first to beat it this weekend with McAMS Yamaha's James Ellison clocking a 1'46.561 on his single flying lap as BSB's one-lap Superpole system was used for the first time this year.
Having seen Ellison's lap, Byrne gave it his absolute all as the final rider out and despite a small mistake at the final corner, he took half a second out of his rival with a lap of 1'46.026, narrowly missing out on a first-ever minute 45 second lap.
Byrne's weekend couldn't have gone much better so far having topped FP1, FP2, FP3 and all three qualifying sessions, leaving him the odds on favourite for victory tomorrow.
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