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.
A run of four victories atCadwellParkand Donington has seen Freddy Pett build a healthy lead at the top of the Championship standings. With a two race gap between him and second place Phil Atkinson, the young rider could wrap up the 2014 crown with a pair of strong performances at Silverstone. The battle for second is far from over however, with Atkinson, Scott Pitchers and Sam Cox separated by just 4.5 points.
In the Cup class, a crash in the opening race at Donington saw Sam Thompson’s incredible run of eight consecutive victories come to an end. Bouncing back to take the win in the second race however, he now sits 42.5 points ahead of second place Terry Lewis, and can also wrap up the 2014 title with two big point scoring rides at Silverstone.
Silverstone is one of the fastest circuits on the calendar, but along with the long straights and fast flowing corners, riders face heavy braking zones, meaning it is vital they maximize their practice sessions to find the perfect set up. At last year’s event it was eventual Champion Chrissy Rouse who took the double, with Aleix Aulestia, Freddy Pett and Dan Helyer joining him on the podium.
T3 Racing owner and series organiser Tony Scott said, “This is a big weekend for the Championship as both Freddy and Sam can wrap up their respective titles with a round to spare – no easy feat considering the points were halved after Thruxton. Despite their healthy leads, the racing has been far from dull with this year being one of the most exciting in our history.
I’m confident Silverstone will be no different and I’m fully expecting some big surprises in both races. With just two rounds remaining, everyone will be looking to get some good results as they head into the off-season trying to find a ride, so the next four races are going to be exciting!”
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.