Brands Hatch, 2014
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