Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne claimed his fifth MCE British Superbike championship title with one race to go in the season by finishing sixth, right behind his rival Leon Haslam in fifth at Brands Hatch.
Shane Byrne said:
“The way we have worked this year has been key for the championship because as I was very keen not to rush or short cut anything and we took on a new project with the Panigale R and Ducati have given us some great support. We had a lot of work to do and our team worked really well, and I worked well with my crew chief Giovanni. It took me seven races to actually win a race on the Ducati and we turned a bike that hasn’t won a race in a number of years to a bike that has won nine and a title.”
No other rider has won the British Superbike Championship five times and to celebrate the achievement Shoei presented Shakey Byrne with a stunning looking gold helmet to wear on his warm-down lap.
Check the photos below of this eyecatching BSB Championship helmet.