Shane Byrne completes double win at Snetterton to end dominant weekend
Shane Byrne made it two wins out of two as he snatched victory from Josh Brookes at Snetterton in Round 5 of the British Superbikes Championship.
The BeWiser Ducati rider slipped to third in Race 2 after an average start before James Ellison crashed out in second, and he overtook Josh Brookes late on.
The win marked a dominant weekend for the 40-year-old who is bidding to win a second straight title.
The double victory pushes Byrne into second place in the standings, sandwiched between Kawasaki title rivals Leon Haslam and Luke Mossey.
Shakey strikes in Race 1
Byrne had already won Race 1 after another bad start. He slipped back to fourth but slowly worked his way back to the front to take a comfortable win.
The five-time champion passed early leader Ellison, who later retired with an electrical issue, on lap 5 and never looked in danger from there on.
Brookes came second with Jason O'Halloran third and Leon Haslam fourth. He and Kawasaki team-mate Luke Mossey, who was forced out after three laps with a breaks problem.