Richard Cooper says it is a race weekend he'll never forget having notched up his best career results in the MCE British Superbike championship with a double rostrum result.

The Anvil Hire TAG Kawasaki rider had been turning heads in the BSB paddock all weekend with consistent top five performances during the practice sessions and duly converted it into a second row start in Saturday's qualifying.

Cooper planned to use his strong qualifying to steer clear of midfield trouble and it worked perfectly as he grabbed second in race one and third in race two.

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The Nottinghamshire rider, whose best result in 2015 coming into this weekend was a seventh place at Oulton Park, beamed his delight at his career-best results and says hopes it will galvanise the rest of his season.

"It has been an amazing day and one I won't forget for the rest of my life," Cooper said. "It is going to be a nice drive home. We didn't make any adjustments for race two just some fuel in and went again. The team asked me if we wanted to do anything but I said no stick with what we know."

Such was the Anvil Hire TAG Kawasaki man's confidence in race two, he says he had been lining up a pass on defending BSB champion Shane Byrne but on a worn front tyre he opted to play safe and take home a double rostrum finish.

"I'll admit it I thought I could have a go at Shakey at one point and it got to lap 18 I thought yeah I'm up for this," he explained. "Then all of a sudden the front was gone. I looked at the board and was plus two [to James Ellison in fourth] and knew I didn't need to put it on the line so I just followed Shakey home."

Cooper's haul of 36 championship points from Brands Hatch - along with the four Podium points - has propelled him into the race for a Showdown spot with three rounds remaining until it comes into play.

The Anvil Hire TAG Kawasaki rider jumps up to eighth in the standings and 23 points off Tyco BMW's Tommy Bridewell who holds the final Showdown place.