Brands Hatch, 2014

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Sport - Byrne v Brookes

MCE British Su­per­bike stars Shane Byrne and Josh Brookes have never hid­den their dis­like for each other, de­vel­oped over a se­ries of bit­ter on-track bat­tles dur­ing the years lead­ing up to the 2014 British Su­per­bike sea­son.

But that all be­came very public at the fi­nal round of the year, where a com­ment from Brookes about Shakey’s ‘ voodoo magic’ plagu­ing his ri­vals with bad luck re­ally ig­nited the feud at Brands Hatch, with a vi­cious war of words break­ing out both face-to-face and on Twit­ter.

That then con­tin­ued on track through­out the 2015 sea­son, as Brookes romped to ti­tle suc­cess, much to his main ri­val’s dis­gust.

Much to the credit of the duo’s pro­fes­sion­al­ism, though, while the re­la­tion­ship re­mained bit­ter off the track, on track it stayed de­cid­edly more pro­fes­sional (if some­what ag­gres­sive!).

Shakey and Brookes stuck to­gether

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