TRISTAR R&G TRIPLE CHALLENGE: PETT AND PITCHERS SHARE THE SPOILS AT FINAL ROUND

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Fresh from his victory at Silverstone, Young Gun winner Tom Carne continued to set the pace during opening free practice and qualifying, securing pole position for the opening race by 0.488s ahead of 2014 Champion Freddy Pett. Rounding out the front row was Cup competitor Sam Thompson.
The opening race got underway in dry, but overcast conditions and capitalizing on his pole position, Carne grabbed the holeshot ahead of Thompson and Pett. As Carne extended his lead, Pett moved into second on lap two and began closing down the gap. Setting four consecutive fastest laps, Pett made his move into the lead on lap seven but as Carne attacked back, the red flags were deployed and the result declared. Joining the pair on the podium was Scott Pitchers while Thompson secured the Cup Championship with his eleventh victory of the year ahead of podium debutant Matt Coles and Terry Lewis.
Speaking after the race, Freddy Pett said “It was a good race, I really enjoyed it to be honest. I concentrated on catching Tom and we made a few passes but luckily for me I was in front before the red flag came out! For some reason I was convinced I was about to run out of fuel with the extra warm up lap so I was glad to see the race end.”
By virtue of setting the fastest lap in the first race, Pett started from pole position with Carne and Phil Atkinson rounding out the front row. Once again Carne grabbed the holeshot but it was Thompson who moved into the lead at Graham Hill bend. Scott Pitchers went to the front on the second lap where he would remain until the chequered flag, his fourth victory of the season. Completing the podium was both 2014 Champions with Pett in second and Thompson making his return to the main podium in third.
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Race victor Scott Pitchers said, “Although there was a dry line out there, if you moved off that it was very slippery and I had quite a few movements from the bike on the brakes – it was like riding on marbles! It’s brilliant to get the win here today, the final ever TTC race, and it was even better to do it in front of such a big crowd!”
 
2014 TriStar R&G Triple Challenge Cup Champion Sam Thompson said, “It’s been an incredible year and I want to say a massive thanks to Tony Scott and everyone involved in the series. My aim for the latter part of the season has been to mix it up with the faster guys so to get another podium in the main class was brilliant and has really helped my riding. I now feel ready to make the next step so I’m excited to see what the future brings!”
T3 Racing owner and series organiser Tony Scott said, “What a great pair of races to finish what has been another incredible season of racing and although I wasn’t there in person, I’ve been following closely online! Both Freddy and Sam are deserved champions, but they’ve had some tough competition from one of the strongest fields we’ve ever had. 
 
Over the eight seasons that we have been running, we’ve seen some fantastic riders come through and establish themselves as stars of the future. I would like to say a personal thank you to every one of the competitors who have entered for making it one of the best one make series to race in Britain.” 
 
The TriStar R&G Triple Challenge utilises the hospitality of the world renowned Ace Cafe London, teaming up with the cafe at each of the nine MCE British Superbike events providing exclusive hospitality across all three days of the event. Guests are able to enjoy a full English breakfast upon their arrival and selected hot specialties from the Ace menu for lunch. Drinks and refreshments are also available throughout the day.
For more info about Ace Cafe visit www.ace-cafe-london.com
2014 TriStar R&G Triple Challenge Standings
1st                           Freddy PETT                       290.5
2nd                          Scott PITCHERS                 231.5
3rd                           Phil ATKINSON                   207.5
4th                           Sam COX                           174
5th                           Tom CARNE                        162
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2014 TriStar R&G Triple Challenge Cup Standings
1st                           Sam THOMPSON                274
2nd                          Terry LEWIS                        195.5
3rd                           Max ALEXANDER               185.5
4th                           Andrew LUND                     169

5th         Kieron NEWMAN                       130.5

R&G ADDS MORE COLOUR TO PROTECTION

DSC_6689Range of coloured cooling system guards introduced

  • Radiator Guard, Oil Cooler Guard and Downpipe Grille now coloured
  • Products protect expensive cooling systems and exhausts
  • Huge range of specific fitments and universal option
  • Available in red, light blue, dark blue, orange, black, green, titanium
  • Prices from £19.99 – £117.99

Leading motorcycle crash protection and damage prevention products provider, R&G, has introduced a range of colour options on its popular Radiator Guards, Oil Cooler Guards and Downpipe Grilles available for a huge array of bikes.

DSC_6660Following the Company’s introduction of the orange Radiator Guard for the KTM 1190 Adventure in 2013, R&G has answered requests from its customers to add more colour options to these popular products. The coloured range includes red, light blue, dark blue, orange, black, green, titanium and are available for a large array of bikes, covering everything from Yamaha’s MT-125 right up to a Kawasaki GTR1400.

Cooling systems on motorbikes, such as the radiator and oil cooler, are vulnerable to damage from road debris and stones flicked up and, even on track, rubber ‘marbles’ can pierce radiators. The R&G Radiator Guard (£19.99 – £117.99) and Oil Cooler Guards (£34.99 – £79.99) are constructed from robust aluminium mesh that doesn’t restrict the flow of cooling air but adds a second skin to help prevent objects from damaging the expensive cooling system. These products are also much easier to clean, as opposed to the delicate ‘fins’ on coolers.RAD0065RE_A

The Downpipe Grille (£44.99 – £79.99) offers a similar line of metal mesh defence but for header pipes that can be dented by stones or scratched, which can lead to the onset of corrosion on exhausts.

Radiator Guards and Oil Cooler guards are also available in Stainless Steel for further strength, but these do not have colour options.

For more information www.rg-racing.com

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R&G TRIPLE CHALLENGE RETURNS FOR EMOTIONAL FINAL ROUND

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14th October 2014 – After eight seasons of intense competition, the TriStar R&G Triple Challenge will come to an emotional conclusion at Brands Hatch this weekend.
Freddy Pett joined the established list of past Champions when he wrapped up the 2014 title a round early at Silverstone while Sam Thompson enjoys a 49.5 point advantage in the Cup class, with just 50 points remaining. 
It has been an incredible season for Freddy Pett, taking seven wins so far this season and finishing off the podium on just three occasions. After finishing runner up in 2013, a brace of second places at the high speed Silverstone circuit two weeks ago was enough to secure the 2014 TriStar R&G Triple Challenge. It was second place Scott Pitchers who took victory in the opening Silverstone race while Young Gun victor Tom Carne secured his second win of the season in the final.
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2014 champion, Freddy Pett
In the Cup class, Sam Thompson has dominated the second half of the season taking an impressive ten victories to enjoy a 49.5 point advantage at the top of the Championship standings. With just 50 points left remaining, it will take a disaster for the young rider to lose the Cup title. At Silverstone it was 17 year old Scottish rider Max Alexander who doubled up on wins as he continues to end the season strongly.
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Sam Thompson on course for the Cup title
As one of the most iconic circuits in the country, the Brands Hatch GP track is an undulating mix of fast flowing corners and is a firm favourite amongst fans and riders alike. Last year it was Phil Atkinson and Scott Pitchers who shared the victories, however with the weekends two races being the last ever in the TriStar R&G Triple Challenge, everyone will be going out to secure the final wins.
T3 Racing owner and series organiser Tony Scott said, “It’s certainly going to be an emotional farewell for the TriStar R&G Triple Challenge this weekend. Freddy Pett is a deserved champion and it was great to see him secure the title last time out, he’ll now have the pressure removed and will be going all out at Brands Hatch but there’s a lot of riders on the grid who’ll want the accolade of winning the final ever Triple Challenge races.” 
The TriStar R&G Triple Challenge utilises the hospitality of the world renowned Ace Cafe London, teaming up with the cafe at each of the nine MCE British Superbike events providing exclusive hospitality across all three days of the event. Guests are able to enjoy a full English breakfast upon their arrival and selected hot specialties from the Ace menu for lunch. Drinks and refreshments are also available throughout the day.
For more info about Ace Cafe visit www.ace-cafe-london.com
2014 TriStar R&G Triple Challenge Standings
1st                           Freddy PETT                      245.5
2nd                          Scott PITCHERS              190.5
3rd                           Phil ATKINSON               187.5
4th                           Sam COX                             154
5th                           Tom CARNE                       134
2014 TriStar R&G Triple Challenge Cup Standings
1st                           Sam THOMPSON             224
2nd                          Terry LEWIS                        174.5
3rd                           Max ALEXANDER           165
4th                           Andrew LUND                   143
5th                           Mark PENNINGTON      115.5
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TriStar R&G Triple Challenge class of 2014

R&G Yamaha MT-125 Tail Tidy

LP0167BK_C copy The R&G MT-125 Tail Tidy (£74.99) is an essential styling modification for style-conscious riders wanting to improve the appearance of their bike; it allows the removal of the standard, bulky number/licence plate hanger to drastically sharpen the presence of the rear end – how Yamaha’s designers originally intended.

Made from 3mm aluminium, it includes a bright LED rear number plate illuminator. Designed using the latest 3D scanning technology for an exact fit, the product is then powder coated black for durability and a high quality finish. The Tail Tidy is compatible with either the original indicators or any from R&G’s own Micro Indicators range.

From its 1-5 (1= easy) rating of how difficult this product is to fit, R&G rate this product as a ‘2’ and estimate that it will take 45 minutes to transform the bike’s styling.

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R&G TRIPLE CHALLENGE: SILVERSTONE PREVIEW

TRISTAR TCC LOGO IDEAS-12 copyCHAMPIONSHIP COULD BE DECIDED AT SILVERSTONE AS TRISTAR R&G TRIPLE CHALLENGE HEADS TO PENULTIMATE ROUND
 
The 2014 TriStar R&G Triple Challenge heads to Silverstone for the penultimate round this weekend and Championship leader Freddy Pett will be looking to wrap up the title. With a 50 point gap over second, Pett needs to just leave Silverstone on Sunday with the same lead to secure the 2014 crown. Sam Thompson can also win the Cup title, currently leading Terry Lewis by 42.5 points.

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