Byrne breaks lap record

Shane Byrne broke the lap record to take pole position in the second round of the MCE Insurance British Superbikes championship at Oulton Park.

The three-time winner of the crown, and double victor of the Brands Hatch opener, is aiming to continue his unbeaten start to the campaign at the Cheshire circuit.

The Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki rider powered in a lap of one minute 34.557 seconds to eclipse Australian Josh Brookes aboard the Milwaukee Yamaha by a little under a third of a second.

James Ellison, riding the Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki, completed the front row of the grid.