Byrne turns on the style

Date: Saturday 4th October 2003

BRITISH superbike champion Shane Byrne rounded of a superb season with two victories at Donington Park in the final round of this year’s series.

Byrne, who rides for the MosterMob Ducati team, owned by Paul Bird, of Penrith, had already secured the title, but turned on the style at the Leicestershire circuit.

He shattered the outright lap record by 0.7 seconds, set in the corresponding round the previous year by the late Steve Hislop, and went on to beat Sean Emmet by just under half a second in the first race and John Reynolds by almost three seconds in the second race, to record his fourth double and 12th victory of the series.