2019 British Superbikes season finale takes place at Brands Hatch

The final round of the British Superbike Championship took place under sunny skies but in cold conditions at the Kent based circuit of Brands Hatch this past weekend. With several Championships going down to the wire, it was always going to be an exciting weekend, and sure enough the circuit was packed with fans as they witnessed a brace of fantastic races!

Despite not being in the hunt for the title, FS-3 Racing Kawasaki's Danny Buchan finished off what was to be his best ever season in the Superbike class, dementing his fourth place finish in the Championship. The season of racing saw hi record his first Superbike race wins and also his and the teams first ever Showdown position. Now elevated to Official Team for 2020, they will be hunting for even more success next year as they take the fight to the Ducati's!

It was a fantastic final weekend of Superstock 1000 racing for Kawasaki as Lee Jackson rode his FS-3 Racing Ninja ZX-10RR to a dominant race win! Ending the season in 3rd position, Jackson took two race wins this year and added a further two lap records to his tally, ending what has been a positive year for the young Lincolnshire rider who now moves to the Superbike class for 2020. Finishing just behind Jackson in the standings was Morello Racing Kawasaki rider, Chrissy Rouse, who after a tough start to the year, flourished towards the end also claiming a race win along the way.

In what was to be a tough season for Gearlink Kawasaki, after a rider swap with four rounds to go took place, James Westmoreland showed the fans just what the team can do in the Supersport class stepping onto the podium at every one of the final four rounds he competed in. The team are using a hybrid version of the ZX-6R with the 600cc race focussed chassis with the punchy 636cc engine. We are hoping to fight for the title once again in 2020 with our all new rider line up set to be announced in the coming weeks.

The Junior Superstock Championship was as exciting as ever with four riders capable of taking the title going into the last race of the season! Kawasaki mounted riders had won many of the 11 previous races and even more had graced the podium, but in the end it wasn't meant to be, however Kawasaki riders still finished up 2nd 3rd 4th and 5th in the title chase. We will be looking to rectify that in 2020!

Our one Championship win of the year came in the ultra competitive Junior Supersport class. The battle raged on all year between Kade Verwey and Elliot Pinson, both Kawasaki Ninja 400 mounted, with Pinson being victorious after a tense final race between the pair! This class really showcases the little Ninja and shows just how versatile the bike is, with many riders to choose this machine in this class. Here's to more of the same next year!

Senior Racing Co-ordinator for Kawasaki Motors UK, Ross Burridge was pleased with how the season ended for Team Green, saying: “There's no hiding from the fact we had a difficult start to the year in most of the classes, but it's testament to Team Green and our racing ethos to never give up and push to the end. That we did, taking race wins across every class but one and showcasing the Kawasaki never give up attitude as the season progressed. I want to thank every Team Green roder out there who rode their hearts out to help us promote our brand to you, the fans. I can't wait to get going again in 2020!”

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