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Kawasaki's Byrne '50/50' for Donington Park BSB

Former two-time MCE British Superbike Champion Shane Byrne says there is a 50 per cent chance he will ride at this weekend's Donington Park round and he won't make a decision until he is confident that riding is the correct option.

The Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki man injured his shoulder in a crash at Cadwell Park and pretty much ruled himself out of this weekend but after rest and recuperarion, the Kent man says he will look closely at racing as every podium credit counts.

There's no point in riding if I'm not able to challenge for Podium Credits as I risk doing further damage if things go wrong. I'll see how I feel before making a final decision along with the team but at present, it's probably 50/50 as to whether I ride or not," said Byrne.


"There's nothing like being on the bike but at the same time, I've got to look at the bigger picture and ask myself if it's better to come back fitter at Assen in a couple of weeks time. The worst case scenario is I'll be 15 points behind Tommy Hill going into the first of the Showdown races but every point is vital as was proved last year so if I can ride and be competitive, I will do."

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