Ruthless Shakey Byrne snatches win from Bradley Ray with last-gasp overtake
Shakey Byrne snatched victory from Bradley Ray in Race 1 of British Superbikes Round 2 at Brands Hatch.
The 20-year-old, looking to maintain his 100 per cent record at the start of the season following his double win at Donington, led from the start on the Indy circuit but was passed with just a lap to go by the six-time champion.
Ray made a slight slip at Paddock Hill and ran wide on the track, allowing Byrne to snatch the lead and maximum points.
Jason O’Halloran completed the podium as Byrne narrowed the gap in the championship standings to 14 points from Ray in what is a wide open title race.
Race 2 is at 4.30 on Sunday.