July 12 2006
Rizla Suzuki has recovered both of Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne’s stolen GSX-R1000 race bikes. Working in conjunction with the North Yorkshire police, the Superbike team received information leading to the whereabouts of the bikes, stolen on Tuesday night from a locked garage at the Croft circuit.
The bikes were safely recovered on Wednesday, and one was used by Shakey during the afternoon test session.
Rizla Suzuki Team Manager Robert Wicks said: “The team is delighted to have the bikes back in its possession. The theft has cost the team dearly, not least because of the development time lost by Shakey. It has also raised serious questions regarding circuit security at Croft, and we will be working closely with the BSB organizers to make sure this cannot happen to us or any other team in the future.
“I would like to thank all the members of the media, and the fans of the series, who lent us their support after the bikes were stolen. I can promise you that Rizla Suzuki will be stronger as a result of this, and we are already looking forward to getting back to the racing at Knockhill next week.”