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Jun 15, 2014

Byrne Sweeps British Superbike Doubleheader At Snetterton

Shane Byrne (67) leads at Snetterton.

MCE British Superbike Championship

Snetterton Circuit, England

June 15, 2014

Superbike Race One Results (all on Pirelli tires):

1. Shane Byrne, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), 16 laps, 30:13.693

2. Josh Brookes, Australia (Yam YZF-R1), -4.133 seconds

3. James Ellison, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), -4.882

4. Tommy Bridewell, UK (Yam YZF-R1), -6.893

5. Ryuichi Kiyonari, Japan (BMW S1000RR), -12.073

6. Chris Walker, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), -19.202

7. Dan Linfoot, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), -19.271

8. Patric Muff, Switzerland (BMW S1000RR), -19.519

9. John Hopkins, USA (Suz GSX-R1000), -19.797

10. Josh Waters, Australia (Suz GSX-R1000), -27.291


Superbike Race Two Results (all on Pirelli tires):

1. Shane Byrne, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), 16 laps, 29:00.693

2. James Ellison, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), -2.164 seconds

3. Tommy Bridewell, UK (Yam YZF-R1), -2.631

4. Ryuichi Kiyonari, Japan (BMW S1000RR), -9.210

5. Julien Da Costa, France (Hon CBR1000RR), -13.509

6. Dan Linfoot, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), -17.539

7. John Hopkins, USA (Suz GSX-R1000), -17.709

8. Jakub Smrz, Czech Republic (Duc 1199 Panigale), -17.868

9. Richard Cooper, UK (Kaw ZX-10R), -37.941

10. Josh Waters, Australia (Suz GSX-R1000), -37.968


Championship Point Standings:

1. Byrne, 145 points

2. Ellison, 100

3. Brookes, 85

4. Bridewell, 69

5. Walker, 49

6. Easton, 47

7. Hopkins, 39

8. Kiyonari, 37

9. Westmoreland, 33

10. Cooper, 29


Other Americans competing at Snetterton:

James Rispoli, riding his Team Traction Control Suzuki GSX-R600, DNF Motorpoint British Supersport Race Two, which was won by Graeme Gowland on a Triumph.

Jayson Uribe finished sixth overall and fourth in the Moto3 class in the Motul British Motostar race on his FPW Racing/R5R Honda. Uribe finished 13.902 seconds behind race winner Joe Irving, who rode a KTM.

Anthony Alonso finished 11th overall and fourth in the 125cc class in the Motul British Motostar race. Riding his SP125/BARF Racing Honda, Alonso finished 27.293 seconds behind race winner Irving.

Former AMA Pro regular Ben Young, a resident of Canada, qualified 28th out of 43 riders in 1000cc Superstock, but he did not start the race on his Team WD-40 Kawasaki ZX-10R.



More, from a press release issued by MotorSport Vision:

Round 3 Snetterton 300 15 June
SUPER SNETTERTON FOR BYRNE AS BROOKES CRASHES OUT

Results

Race one:1: Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki)
2: Josh Brookes (Milwaukee Yamaha) +4.133s
3: James Ellison (Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Kawasaki) +4.882s
4: Tommy Bridewell (Milwaukee Yamaha) +6.839s
5: Ryuichi Kiyonari (Buildbase BMW) +12.073s
6: Chris Walker (Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Kawasaki) +19.202s

Race two:
1: Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki)
2: James Ellison (Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Kawasaki) +2.164s
3: Tommy Bridewell (Milwaukee Yamaha) +3.631s
4: Ryuichi Kiyonari (Buildbase BMW) +9.210s
5: Julien Da Costa (Honda Racing) +13.509s
6: Dan Linfoot (Quattro Plant Kawasaki) +17.539s

Championship standings:
1: Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki) 145
2: James Ellison (Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Kawasaki) 100
3: Josh Brookes (Milwaukee Yamaha) 85
4: Tommy Bridewell (Milwaukee Yamaha) 69
5: Dan Linfoot (Quattro Plant Kawasaki) 51
6: Chris Walker (Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Kawasaki) 49

Report

British fans celebrated a double win for the home hero at Snetterton as Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne continued his bid for a record-breaking fourth title in style at the Norfolk circuit, whilst his rival Josh Brookes crashed out of contention in the second race.

The Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider held off Brookes in the first race of the day and again came under pressure from the Milwaukee Yamaha rider in race two, but he spectacularly crashed out of contention as Byrne claimed the win to lead a top ten featuring six different nationalities.

Byrne said: “Today’s results are what we go racing for; we need to make sure we are in the top six for the Showdown at the end of the year and these victories are very satisfying. The results are what we needed; in the first race I tried really hard to control the pace and pushed on and got a bit of a gap, but then could see they were closing in on me on the last lap.”

The Lloyds British GBmoto Racing Kawasaki team continued their podium-finishing record with James Ellison finishing third in the first race, but coming back stronger in a race two duel with Bridewell to snatch second place on the final lap. The third place finish for Bridewell marked his best performance of the season as he scored his first podium finish of 2014 for Milwaukee Yamaha.


Ryuichi Kiyonari, the three times title winner, completed a solid day on the Buildbase BMW with fifth and then fourth place finishes whilst Honda Racing marked their return with a fifth place in race two for Julien da Cost following a crash on the opening lap of race one.

For more information please visit www.britishsuperbike.com