Byrne targeting victories at Snetterton this weekend


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Shane Byrne has his eyes set on victory this weekend (Credit: Jon Jessop Photography)

Shane Byrne is looking to get back to winning ways this weekend as the MCE British Superbike Championship heads down to Snetterton.

The reigning champion now finds himself within the Showdown places, in third spot, after picking up a double-podium last time out at Knockhill.

The two podiums, alongside former championship leader Leon Haslam being ruled out with injury, has brought Byrne up into title picture.

Byrne now has his sights firmly set on victory as he looks to build on his recent success in Norfolk.

Looking ahead to the weekend, Byrne said: “A big part of me sees the last round at Knockhill as a job done. I went there out of Showdown contention and needing some decent points and left there third in the championship and with two more Podium Points in the bag. However, the racer in me only goes racing to win and obviously I never managed that last time out so we’ll aim to put that right at Snetterton.

“I think the run of tracks we now have coming up should suit both myself and the Be Wiser Ducati Panigale R far better than Knockhill did, so hopefully we can look to get some serious winning done.”

Byrne has won six out of his last seven races around the Snetterton 300 circuit, including victory on the Be Wiser Ducati last season.

Qualifying for round five of the BSB series is scheduled to take place at 16:02 on Saturday afternoon, with the races due to take place at 13:30 and 16:30 respectively.