Sterilgarda Ducati's Shane Byrne reckons he couldn't have pushed his satellite 1098R any harder in the two World Superbike races at Portimao today and his happy with a brace of fourth places.
The former British Superbike Champion led for a third of race two before having to give best to Ten Kate Honda's Jonathan Rea and the two works Ducatis of Michel Fabrizio and Noriyuki Haga.
"I gave it my all in both races and I would've really enjoyed finishing on the podium but it was honestly impossible for me to do better than this. The team did a great job the entire weekend, the bike peformed very well and so I was able to compete with the factory riders for the top positions," said Byrne.
"I' d like to thank all the members of the team who worked really hard this season so I could finish eighth in the riders' standings."
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