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MCE BSB record-breaker Byrne receives RAC Torrens Trophy

Tuesday, January 27 2015

Four-times MCE Insurance British Superbike Champion Shane 'Shakey' Byrne has been awarded the coveted RAC Torrens Trophy today (Tuesday) at The Royal Automobile Club on Pall Mall in London for his record-breaking achievement.

The Torrens Trophy was first awarded in 1978 in memory of Arthur Bourne, a motor cycling journalist who was also a vice-chairman of the RAC. The trophy is awarded to an individual or organisation considered to have made an outstanding contribution to the cause of safe and skilful motor cycling in Britain.

Byrne is only the eighth recipient of the Trophy and only the third racer to be presented with it after World Champions James Toseland and Tom Sykes.

Byrne said: "It is wonderful to be recognised for achievements, especially ones that you have worked so hard for so many years to earn, which I believe to be the case with the four titles. I think this is a great honour for both me and the MCE British Superbike Championship. The fourth title meant the world to me and I am really honoured that it has been taken into account and I am looking forward to trying to do it all over again this season!"