Shane Byrne has one point lead over Alex Lowes going into final round of British Superbike Championship
Shane Byrne beat title rival Alex Lowes in a photo finish at Silverstone on Sunday to secure a one-point lead going into the final round of the British Superbike Championship.
Honda man Lowes pipped Sittingbourne rider Byrne by less than a tenth of a second in a thrilling opening race that saw the pair neck and neck throughout.
Lowes looked set to make it a double in race two as he led going into the final lap after another superb battle between the pair.
He defended hard but when they exited the last turn side-by-side, Byrne pinched victory by a 0.012sec in a photo finish on his Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki.
Defending champion Byrne said: "I was desperate to win a race again as it had been a while since we last did it. A great race like that is what we love."
Byrne leads Lowes 604-603, with the title to be decided at Brands Hatch on October 20.
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