Double delight for Shane Byrne as he wins Race 2 by six seconds, extends championship lead

Double delight for Byrne as he wins Race 2 by six seconds

23/07/2017 at 16:49Updated 23/07/2017 at 17:24

Shane Byrne won Race 2 at Brands Hatch by almost six seconds to complete a perfect Round 6 of the British Superbikes Championship.

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The BeWiser Ducati rider led from lap two and when challengers Dan Linfoot and Josh Brookes – the 2015 champion – crashed out, it left him more than four seconds clear of the field.

And the five-time champion made no mistake as he picked up maximum points again – and his 17th win at the circuit – to extend his lead at the top of the standings to 29 points from Kawasaki's Luke Mossey.

James Ellison came a distant second with Chrstian Iddon third.

Race 1 - Byrne comes from 9th to snatch win

Byrne came from ninth position to take victory at Brands Hatch in Race 1.

In a race which saw the lead swap hands several times, with Mossey, Linfoot and Peter Hickman all challenging, the 40-year-old showed his patience and class to snatch the win.

Video - Shakey Byrne makes decisive move in race one


Byrne, who had a slow start to the season at Donington where a crash ruled him out of the opening race weekend, made the decisive move just a couple of laps from the end and took the 25 points when the red flag was brought out due to light rainfall.

Video - "Apparently you put your mortgage on it!" Byrne on Brands win


Top 5 in standings after Round 6

1. Shane Byrne: 190 pts

2. Luke Mossey: 161

3. Leon Haslam: 159

4. Jason O'Halloran: 133

5. Josh Brookes: 129