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.
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.
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.
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.
CHAMPIONSHIP 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.