Halsall Biker Gear Kawasaki heads south this weekend for the final round of the 2014 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship at Brands Hatch where Jon Kirkham will be looking to end the season on a high for the Bolton-based outfit.
The team left the last round at Silverstone with just one point after a tough weekend but Kirkham is hoping to secure a top ten championship position aboard his Halsall Biker Gear ZX10-R at this weekend’s final round. A run of strong results began for the Derby rider at the 2.433 mile Grand Prix circuit in July and the team are confident of returning to this form.
The 12th and final round of the championship presents a significant opportunity to showcase potential, with three races held over the weekend instead of the usual two. The first race will take place on Saturday afternoon ahead of the usual two outings on Sunday.
“We’ve had a tough time of it in these last few rounds and I’m really hoping we can get back on it at Brands. We had some good results there earlier this year so I’m hoping we can repeat that or go even better. This is our final opportunity to show what we can do this season and I want to make it count! I enjoy Brands, it’s a great circuit and hopefully we’ll get some great results.”
“We’re looking forward to the last round of the season; it’s been a year of ups and downs! We’ve had a tough time of it at the last few rounds struggling with pace on race day but we’re confident of improving this. We’ve been to Brands before this season with Jon so that puts us in a better position. We’ve shown we can run in the top six in both wet and dry conditions so hopefully we can end the season on a high.”