BRANDS Hatch was the latest stop off for this years BSB championship, writes Tim Crisp.

The Monster Energy round six of the championship drew in a large crowd to the famous 2.433 mile Grand Prix circuit.

In the BSB championship James Westmoreland, who rides for the Salisbury based Gearlink Kawasaki outfit, had a good start to the weekend in Friday practice and, after qualifying on Saturday, he was starting race one from the third row in ninth position.

However after a rather slow start James dropped down the field, finishing the race in 18th place after 18 laps.

Race two saw James’s race cut short with him only completing 10 of the 20 laps.

James has three points in this year’s Championship to date.

Flying the Gearlink flag in the Dickies British Supersport Championship are Andrew Irwin and Ben Currie, with both riders starting in the first race from row three on the grid.

At the end of the ten lap race, Irwin crossed the line in seventh place, with Currie two places further back in ninth.

There was again a two place gap between the two Kawasaki 600 riders in race two, however it was Irwin in fifth place and Currie in seventh.

Now, in the championship, Irwin is in second place on 164 points and Currie in sixth with 137 points.

In the Pirelli National Superstock 600 championship, Amesbury based Mark Piper on his Yamaha R6 qualified in 29th place and finished in the same position.

With the next round taking place at the ultra fast Thruxton Circuit just over the Hampshire border, all the teams and riders will be looking for points at their home round in the title race.