BRANDS HATCH TO HOST 2012 SEASON FINALE

Triumph riders will be looking to seal the title this season

Brands Hatch will host the final round of the 2012 Triumph Triple Challenge (TTC) season this weekend (12 – 14 October). Races seventeen and eighteen of the 2012 series will take place on the iconic Brands Hatch GP circuit and it is all about the fight for second place in the championship after Rob Guiver secured his place as 2012 Champion at the last round at Silverstone (28 – 30 September).

South African rider, James Egan, took the overall victory in the ‘Premier’ class championship at the Northamptonshire circuit, but will still have to fight all the way to the final chequed flag of the year at Brands for second place in the main championship. Egan will resume the season-long battle with local rider and fellow South African Phil Atkinson to fight it out for the runners-up spot in this year’s championship.

Silverstone also saw the on-form Chrissy Rouse take his first victory of the year in race one. The Geordie rider will be looking to build on this at Brands Hatch and finish his year on a high. Another battle to watch out for this weekend will be the three riders in contention for the runners-up spot in the ‘Premier’ class. This fight will go down to the wire, with local rider Piers Hutchens looking to finish ahead of David Sellers and Dan Fuller to claim second in the class.

Tony Scott, director at T3 Racing and organiser of the TTC, said: “It has been a great season and Rob has worked hard to win the championship. He hasn’t had it all his own way however, as we have seen some tremendous performances this season with seven different riders claiming overall victory across the 16 races so far.

“The heat is off for Rob this weekend, but I am sure the racer in him will still want to finish his season with a win. There will, however, be a long line of riders looking to finish the year with a victory at Brands!”

Qualifying for the Brands Hatch TTC will take place on Friday afternoon, with race one on Saturday and race two on Sunday. Sunday’s racing will be broadcast live on Eurosport. For information on how to attend the Brands Hatch race meeting or to download a race timetable, visit www.britishsuperbike.com

Fans can also catch up with behind-the-scenes action from the Triple Challenge via ‘Triple Torque’ on Triumph’s YouTube channel.
www.youtube.com/officialtriumph

For further details of the Triumph Triple Challenge, visit www.triumphtriplechallenge.com

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