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MLAv action.jpgSWAN Yamaha's Michael Laverty led team-mate Tommy Hill over the line in a shortened MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship race at Cadwell Parkl today.

MLav led from lights to red flag at the Lincolnshire circuit after getting a quick getaway from pole position.

Third was the Relentless Suzuki by TAS machine of Josh Brookes, who's result was marred by an incident involving Michael Rutter.

tommy win brands blog.jpgSWAN Yamaha riders Tommy Hill and Michael Laverty are chasing victory as they head to Brands Hatch for a triple-header.

This weekend will see Round Eight of the 2011 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship roar into action at the Kent track with three races around the GP circuit.

Hill is looking to build on his win at Oulton Park last month as he heads to his home track, but he can expect to have Laverty snapping at his heels as both riders bid to reach the top six in the overall standings as the Showdown heads ever closer.

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By Zoe Burn and Mic Archbold. Images by Full Throttle Imaging.

SHANE "Shakey" Byrne smashed the Brands Hatch Indy lap record this afternoon with a hotlap of 45.112secs around the Kent track.

The two-times BSB champion had already proved himself to be the fastest man on two wheels around the circuit a lap previous when he knocked his HM Plant Honda team-mate Ryuichi Kiyonari down to P2 with a 45.171.

But the local hero still had a little bit left in the tank as he knocked in a second fast lap, this time clocking the 45.112, a time which was to go unbeaten with just 26 seconds of the session remaining.

Tommy rocks on in Spain

By Burning Rubber on Mar 7, 11 10:12 AM
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Image by MoonieB via Flickr

GUISBOROUGH'S Swan Yamaha squad is returning home buoyed up after two successful tests in Spain last week.

And Tommy Hill is feeling a lot more confident about the season ahead after becoming the only rider to break the 1.32min barrier at Cartegena.

Team-mate Michael Laverty ended the test right behind Hill, coming devilishly close to equalling his lap time.

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THE Guisborough-based Swan Yamaha team is heading to Spain this week as it fires up its 2011 pre-season testing campaign.

Riders Tommy Hill and Michael Laverty will be making their track debuts on the Yamaha when the team kick-starts preparations with a shakedown at Calafat.

They will then head to Cartegena for another two days on track in a bid to establish base-settings ahead of the new season.

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