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From a press release
issued by MotorSport Vision:
BRITISH SUPERBIKE HIGH-FLIERS SET FOR CADWELL PARK LIFT-OFF AS SHOWDOWN BECKONS
The MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship heads to Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire
this August Bank Holiday weekend (23/24/25) with the battle for the Showdown
positions intensifying with just four races remaining before the all-important
Triple champion Shane 'Shakey' Byrne and Australian Josh Brookes already have
their position confirmed to fight for the title in the Showdown and the pair
have been locked in their battle for the victories this season. Byrne holds the
advantage, but hasn’t won any of the last seven races since Knockhill in June,
something he is eager to turn around this weekend.
Byrne said: “I’m really looking forward to the upcoming races. We're working
really hard as a team to improve our package as there has certainly been some
big improvements from some of our competitors. I'm going to be trying as hard
as ever to reward my guys' hard work with a good few more trips to the top of
the podium - that's the plan anyway!"
Brookes is renowned for his high-flying leaps over the famous Mountain section
and after scoring a victory last time out at Oulton Park the Milwaukee Yamaha
rider is determined to carry the momentum into this weekend’s event.
Brookes said: “I remember last year having some really good, close battles at
Cadwell Park - that event was one of the best of the year for me in terms of a
strong race and speed. I am hoping that it is a track thing and if you focus on
the circuit I think the Yamaha could be super-fast there. I am hoping that the
two things combined will make for good results and we can continue to push hard
to achieve that.”
Buildbase BMW’s Ryuichi Kiyonari has reasserted his authority this year,
claiming his fourth victory of the season last time out at Oulton Park, and the
triple champion counts Cadwell Park as his home circuit. The “War for Four”
title battle with Byrne continues to rage and Kiyo is bidding to add his name
this weekend to the confirmed Title Fighters ahead of the Showdown.
Kiyonari said: “I really like Cadwell Park, because since I have lived in the
UK it has been my home circuit and so I always want to have a good result
there. My confidence is really high, we have worked hard and we have shown we
can be fast at every round. We want to be winning but if you stop pushing for
one moment then someone like Shakey, Josh or another rider will beat you. I am going
to Cadwell Park to try and win again.”
The final places in the Showdown remain fiercely contested and this weekend at
Cadwell Park will prove critical to the chasing pack’s title aspirations.
Quattro Plant Kawasaki’s Dan Linfoot scored a debut podium finish last time out
and he currently holds fourth place in the standings but just 32 points
currently separate him from James Ellison in seventh, with the pair split by
Tommy Bridewell and Chris Walker.
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