Reigning MCE British Superbike Champion Shane Byrne was left battered and bruised by two crashes in qualifying today at Assen but says there are plenty of places to pass at the Dutch track.
Byrne’s double spill in Q2 means he will start the opening race tomorrow from 16th place while title rival Leon Haslam is in second but the Kent man remains upbeat as the weather forecast tomorrow is dry.
“Obviously today’s been a big disappointment, especially after such a good run yesterday and I thought we’d be OK in the wet. But then I got a couple of nasty surprises with two crashes in the space of a few minutes during Q2 which did me no favours at all,” said the Be Wiser Ducati man.
“I’m a bit battered and my left hand is a bit sore but I’ll live and we’ll try to right the wrongs in the two races tomorrow. It’s supposed to be dry and there are plenty of passing places here at Assen so I’m not too worried.”