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Monday, July 23, 2012
Byrne now third in the overall standings.
Shane Byrne claimed his first double win of the British Superbike Championship season at his home circuit Brands Hatch.
It was a case of de ja vu as the podium had the same lineup for both races at the weekend, with Byrne topping both, Australian Josh Brookes second and Tommy Hill third.
It moves the Sheppey rider up into second in the overall standings on 255 points, ten behind leader Hill, and nine above Brookes in third.
Byrne said: “There are a few of us who were really fast today but I got a decent start with a win in the first race even though Josh kept me honest.
“The second one was more difficult and I didn’t make a break but I tried to be as precise as possible and then I saw Josh alongside me down the straight finish line and I thought ‘oh no’.
“He then tried to pass around the outside at Paddock and I wanted to let off a little to not let him passed but I didn’t want to run wide and ruin the drive up to Druids, but fortunately we held on and rode hard for the last three laps.
“I then missed a gear between Westfield and Sheene Curve and I thought ‘that’s it they are going to do me’ as I had seen plus zero on my pit board but fortunately I was on for a double so massive thanks to Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki for giving me such a strong bike.”