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Byrne confirms BSB return

Byrne confirms BSB return

Byrne confirms BSB return

Shane 'Shakey' Byrne will compete in the 2006 British Superbike Championship for the Rizla Suzuki team. The 28-year-old Briton, who won the British Superbike Championship in 2003 and then spent two tough years racing in the ultra-competitive MotoGP class with Aprilia and Team Roberts, signed a contract with Rizla Suzuki last week.

"I had options in World Superbike, MotoGP and British Superbikes and I chose Rizla Suzuki," enthused the Londoner. "I'm all done with not winning and having no fun racing. I want to be at the front again - something that's not happened much in the last two years for me in MotoGP."

"When considering my options, what was most important to me was to know which team could provide the best possible package to win races. Rizla Suzuki came out head and shoulders above the rest in any Championship. I want to win and have fun next year and this is the perfect team for me. I'm delighted to be a Rizla Suzuki rider. BSB is going to be interesting next year - the series is real competitive and I'm coming back with the best team to get my Championship back."

Byrne will make his on-track debut for the Rizla Suzuki team at a Spanish test in December.

MotoGP, 2005

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