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BSB 2014: Championship standings after Brands Hatch

The 2014 British Superbike Championship is now over

SHANE 'Shakey' Byrne has won the 2014 British Superbike Championship. 

With no rounds remaining and an injured Ryuichi Kiyonari unable to fight for the title, it was left to Byrne to win his fourth British Superbike Championship. 

Byrne said: 'The circumstances in which I won it weren't ideal. I would have dearly loved for Kiyo to be out there with me and to try and fight with him over these three races.

'We had a tiny points advantage over him and only he and I that could win the championship. The fitting thing was that the two of us had both won three before so whoever did win it was going to be the first rider to ever win four.

'That said, I never made him fall down, you know I fell down yesterday and it could have gone either way. The race plan was the same as always.

'I started on the third row of the grid  and you know some of the guys who were up near the front there were guys that I'm not normally used to racing with and they were guys that are all really, really hungry and have absolutely nothing to lose.'

Ending the 2014 BSB Championship with a vote of thanks, Byrne concluded: 'I have to say a massive thanks to Paul Bird Motorsport and Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki, to my personal sponsors, my beautiful wife and my children and everybody that's been a part of this championship.

'Like I said I can't say enough how sorry I am that Kiyo's not here, and how we couldn't win it fair and square with the two of us going for it, but at the end of the day you can only race who's on the track and I raced those guys and beat them to take the title so I'm delighted.'

1.Shane ByrneKawasaki682
2.Ryuichi KiyonariBMW620
3.Tommy BridewellYamaha587
4.Josh BrookesYamaha584
5.Dan LinfootKawasaki577
6.Chris WalkerKawasaki525
7.Stuart EastonKawasaki231
8.James EllisonKawasaki223
9.Josh WatersSuzuki192
10.John HopkinsSuzuki125
11.Peter HickmanHonda120
12.Jon Kirkham
Kawasaki118
13.James WestmorelandBMW96
14.Howie MainwaringKawasaki82
15.Jakub Smrz

Ducati

82
16.Richard CooperBMW69
17.Patric MuffBMW60
18.Michael Rutter Kawasaki47
19.Julien da CostaHonda43
20.Ben WilsonKawasaki40
21.Gary MasonKawasaki29
22.Barry BurrellKawasaki27
23.Keith FarmerKawasaki26
24.Glen RichardsKawasaki21
25.Filip BacklundYamaha21
26.Martin JessoppBMW15
27.Jed MethcherKawasaki12
28.Lee JacksonBMW12
29.Christian IddonBimota11
30.Ian HutchinsonYamaha8
31.Jon IngramKawasaki6
32.Kevin ValkKawasaki5
33.Scott SmartKawasaki4
34.Harry HartleyKawasaki3
35.Aaron ZanottiSuzuki3

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