Shane 'Shakey' Byrne sensationally fought back through the pain to claim the second race win at Silverstone in a photo finish with rival Alex Lowes.
The defending champion leads his Samsung Honda rival by a single point ahead of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship finale at Brands Hatch in two weeks time.
Byrne shot into the lead from the pole position on the opening lap with Lowes in close contention and the Samsung Honda rider wasted no time in making a move at Stowe to take the lead with the Tyco Suzuki pairing of Josh Brookes and PJ Jacobsen shadowing in third and fourth respectively.
A lap later and Byrne was back in the lead with a move at the Hairpin on his rival as the leading Title Fighters continued their Showdown battle for supremacy. Lowes was determined to get back ahead and after looking several times he made a move that stuck on lap five to return to the front for Samsung Honda.
The leading pair had broken away from the chasing Tommy Bridewell on the leading Milwaukee Yamaha and Byrne was soon attacking Lowes again, diving down the inside at Brooklands on the ninth lap and defending hard. Lowes though was not giving an inch and again he made a scintillating move at Stowe two laps later to regain the advantage.
Lowes held the lead and defended hard on the final lap and looked set to claim the second win but as the pair exited Woodcote for the last time they were side-by-side and an thrilling run to the line saw Byrne win by 0.012s in a photo finish with Lowes who claimed second.
Bridewell claimed third to score his first ever double podium finish in the championship ahead of his team-mate James Ellison who overcame a huge moment in the early stages of the race when he sensationally saved a high-side. The Milwaukee Yamaha rider was off the bike and holding on as the bike continued upright before remounting at speed and salvaging fourth with a determined effort.
Ellison had closed in and passed the formation fighting Tyco Suzukis; the team-mates had been locked in a duel throughout the race with Josh Brookes having the advantage at the end from PJ Jacobsen. Jon Kirkham again returned to the top ten in seventh for Buildbase BMW ahead of Matteo Baiocco who celebrated his second top ten performance of the day for Rapido Sport Racing Ducati. James Westmoreland and Jakub Smrz completed the top ten.
British Superbike Championship, Silverstone, race two result:
Shane Byrne (Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki)
Alex Lowes (Samsung Honda) +0.012s
Tommy Bridewell (Milwaukee Yamaha) +3.686s
James Ellison (Milwaukee Yamaha) +6.916s
Josh Brookes (Tyco Suzuki) +7.507s
PJ Jacobsen (Tyco Suzuki) +7.597s
Jon Kirkham (Buildbase BMW) +14.060s
Matteo Baiocco (Rapido Sport Racing Ducati) +22.419s
James Westmoreland (Buildbase BMW) +23.609s
Jakub Smrz (Padgetts Honda) +26.118s
British Superbike Championship standings ahead of Brands Hatch finale: