THE final round of the British Super Bike season took place last weekend at the Brands Hatch Circuit in Kent writes Tim Crisp.

For the local based Gearlink Kawasaki Supersport team in the Dickies British Supersport Championship it was a season to remember, going into the weekend the title was still up for grabs, after Keith Farmer the championship leader had recorded a few DNF results in the last couple of rounds.

Gearlink’s Andrew Irwin and Ben Currie finished in first and second place in race one, with that being Andrew’s first win of the season.

In the final race of the year Irwin needed to win to keep his championship hopes alive, as the race settled down Irwin was being covered by teammate Currie as he tried to get the top spot.

In a race with Jack Kennedy, the lead changed on numerous occasions throughout the 18-lap race, however in the end Kennedy won the race, Farmer secured the title by finishing fifth, Irwin and Currie ended up in third and fourth positions.

The final standings saw Farmer finish with 362 points, Irwin on 349 points and Currie on 307 points.

In the BSB Championship James Westmoreland finished in 20th place thanks to a point scoring ride in race one.

For team owners Michael and Norma de Bidaph their thoughts and plans are already well underway for 2018, and news of rider line up and sponsors will be announce once final decisions have be put in place.