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Oulton BSB: 'It's simple, I need to win’ says champ Byrne

Reigning MCE British Superbike Champion Shane Byrne has one thing on his mind ahead of this weekend’s Oulton Park clas and that is to start winning races.

The Be Wiser Ducati man has only finished one race this season after crashes put him out of both Donington Park races and the second outing at Brands, and he has no podium credits yet to his name. A positive test at Oulton Park saw the Kent man back on form and he is looking for some serious points on Bank Holiday Monday.

“If I am perfectly honest I was a little bit too excited about the test at Oulton Park last week, having ridden at Brands Hatch just a few days before. It was really good to get more riding in, so I was really looking forward to it. Something seemed to be a little bit amiss at the test as we went there, to a circuit that really suited the Be Wiser Ducati last year, and we tried lots of things, but nothing really fixed the problems we were having last week,” said Byrne.


“It was difficult to be one step ahead of the bike at the test, that isn’t like me. The bike at Brands Hatch was perfect, although it was the first time it had been run on track since the crash, but the team have gone through all the data since the test so we are ready to come back this weekend. I wasn’t overly disappointed with the test, as I know I can go faster. To finish second last week was quite a surprise and it was a good test and from a training point of view it was important.”

“It seems all I've gone on about lately is getting my season started. Donington Park never went to plan at all and then Brands Hatch wasn't what we needed so onwards and upwards. The fact remains and is quite simple, I need to win and that’s my intention.”

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