The 28 year-old British rider, Shane Byrne will ride Troy Bayliss’s yellow Honda in the next two rounds of the World Championship, at Sepang and Doha.
As the team await the return of Troy Bayliss, and after this weekend’s appearance of HRC’s official rider Tohru Ukawa, it will be the young Englishman, who is in his second year of MotoGP, who will ride in Camel Honda team colours for the next two events.
“To ride one of the Camel Honda team’s bikes is a massive opportunity which makes me very proud indeed, and I will give everything to show my true potential. I will meet up with the team on Tuesday in Sepang, a track I know quite well after having tested there a few times. I haven’t ever ridden in Qatar so I’ll have to try and get a good feel for the track early on there.”
Date of birth: December 10th, 1976
Place of birth: Lambeth, UK
Marital status: Single
Hobby: Motocross, physical training
Trial debut – takes part in 4 events, winning one.
Moves on to Motocross – wins four races in five hard months
Debuts in road-racing with a Kawasaki.
Supersport Club Races – Wins Cadwell Park race and is 1st in championship
British Supersport Championship – Wins at Snetterton and finishes 6th in championship
British Superbike Championship – 15th in championship
British Superbike Championship – 14th in championship
British Superbike Championship – 8th in championship
British Superbike Championship – 4th in championship
British Superbike Champion – Wins the two Brands Hatch World Superbike races as wild card
MotoGP World Championship – Aprilia
MotoGP World Championship – Proton KTM