Press Release
(2005 FIM Road Racing World Championship)
Shane Byrne rides for Camel Honda team
in next two MotoGP rounds in Sepang and Doha

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."

Shane Byrne


Date of birth: December 10th, 1976
Place of birth: Lambeth, UK
Marital status: Single
Hobby: Motocross, physical training


1988 Trial debut - takes part in 4 events, winning one.
1993 Moves on to Motocross - wins four races in five hard months
1996 Debuts in road-racing with a Kawasaki.
1997 Supersport  Club Races - Wins Cadwell Park race and is 1st in championship
1998 British Supersport Championship - Wins at Snetterton and finishes 6th in championship
1999 British Superbike Championship - 15th in championship
2000 British Superbike Championship - 14th in championship
2001 British Superbike Championship - 8th in championship
2002 British Superbike Championship - 4th in championship
2003 British Superbike Champion
2004 MotoGP World Championship - Aprilia
2005 MotoGP World Championship - Proton KTM