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Airwaves Ducati's Shane Byrne snatched the second British Superbike race win from under HM Plant Honda's Leon Haslam on the last lap at Brands Hatch this afternoon, reeling in a 1.8s deficit to do the double in his final appearance.
Haslam, who is riding with a separated shoulder, had cleared off at the front and Byrne had to get past other other Honda of Cal Crutchlow before setting off after Haslam. The 25-year-old rider for Derbyshire managed to hold Byrne off until they encountered backmarkers at Surtees on the last lap and Byrne squeezed through as Haslam ran onto the grass.
 The HM Plant team mates lead into paddock hill bend for the first time with injuried Leon Haslam in front followed by Cal Crutchlow and Rizla Suzuki Tom Sykes. The front three settled into a pace which separated each of them by 0.5s. 
 Riders stayed in their positions until lap five when Shakey started to make his move and look for a way around fourth position man James Ellison of Hydrex Animal Honda. Ellison gave him an helping hand by running slightly wide at clearways giving Shakey the opportunity to go through. 
 It was only a lap later when Byrne moved up to third ahead of Sykes by making an inside move at Paddock Hill bend to hunt down the leaders. After steadily clawing away he took second place on lap 15 to then be sitting on the tail end of leader Haslam come lap 25. 
 It was a case of when Shakey was going to make his move and as they started lap 29 it was showdown time. Side by side both riders went into Paddock Hill Bend, but Haslam’s aggression was visible as he didn’t back off, keeping his position. As they started the final lap Haslam rode defensively, but hit problems as they came up to back markers. 
 On the approach to Surtees Haslam was unfortunately more in the slip stream of a slower rider while Shakey went up the inside of them both. With Haslam trapped and briefly running off track, he was forced to settle for second place, giving Shakey the double. 
 It was also a strong ride for Leon Camier of Airwaves Ducati finishing third overall. At the start of the race he was running sixth and worked his way through grid to get a head of Ellison and Sykes leaving them to battle for fifth position before attacking Crutchlow. 
 Ellison continuously put pressure on Sykes, he tried numerous racing lines throughout the remaining laps to get ahead and visibly shook his head with frustration as nothing quite worked. Unfortunately the battle was prematurely ended with Sykes having to retire on lap 27 from what seemed to be lack of power. After bump starting the Suzuki GSXR1000 a couple of times, he gave in and walked back to the pits. 
 Replacement rider John Kirkham of Rob Mac Racing got a better start and finished 10th overall, proving that he deserves a Superbike ride for next season. 
 John Laverty of NW200 took the Daily Star Cup win ahead of Quay Garage Racing Gary Mason and MV Agusta Chris Burns. Even though he didn’t finish on the podium as in race one, Shannon Etheridge of MAR Adept finished a solid 17th overall and fourth cup rider to polish off his successful weekend. 
 Retirements also included Francis Williamson of Moto Rapido Racing, Michael Laverty of Relentless Suzuki, Victor Cox of STP Super bike, David Johnson of Team Maxxis who has been riding with a broken hand all weekend following a mountain bike incident, MSS Kawasaki riders Billy McConnell and Stuart Easton.

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