John Reynolds powers into this Sunday's Donington Park final? to the British Superbike Championship determined to end his title winning campaign by hitting double top at his local circuit.

The Nottingham rider secured the crown in a dramatic penultimate round during which he took third and second placings while his rival for the crown Steve Hislop crashed out of contention, sustaining leg and shoulder injuries which have sidelined him for the remainder of the season.

Reynolds, riding the Red Bull Ducati, has an eleven points advantage over the Scot but is intent on matching the MonsterMob Ducati's string of twelve race victories currently the local race-ace has tasted the winner's champagne on ten occasions and trying to equal that score by Hislop will be driving him relentlessly on in the two 18 lap race around the Leicestershire Grand Prix circuit.

It may not be an easy target. With his team-mate already assured of the title, expect Sean Emmett on the second Red Bull Ducati to be hot on the charge. He won the first of the two races last time out at Rockingham and knows that further success would secure him the number three slot in the overall rankings.

Emmett holds an 11 points advantage over James Haydon in the scrap for positions, with the Virgin Mobile Aiwa Yamaha rider keen to end his campaign on a winning note. In a season of hard riding, the Berkhamsted rider has enjoyed little good fortune typified by the crash, while leading, in the recent Mallory Park race.

Haydon will certainly be one to watch and his duelling with Emmett promises to be race long, with Kawasaki's Michael Rutter joining in the action. The Isle of Man TT race winner enjoyed his seasonal first success last time out and is eager for more in races that see the return to domestic action for the popular Steve Plater.

The Lincolnshire rider will be making his third appearance with the Yamaha squad, who are again fielding three machines, with Jamie Robinson completing their line-up for the final round after missing out in the previous round last month through injury.

Clarion Suzuki's John Crawford is hoping for an action replay, at least of his opening round performance at the circuit - then he twice finished third and subsequently has only made the podium on one further occasion while Paul Brown, a rider who has won five British titles at various levels, is overdue success aboard the Dienza Ducati, who are again running a second bike, for James Courtney.

Shane Byrne, the Performance House Suzuki rider, is looking for a ninth winning double to underline his Privateers Cup title, ahead of Lee Jackson, but adrift of them there is a four rider scrap going on for third place overall. Dean Ellison, riding the locally prepared D&B Honda, Dave Wood, Gordon Blackley and Nigel Nottingham have all to play for and that should make for some interesting midfield action.

Leon Camier, a highly talented 15-year-old, goes into the final round of the British 125cc Championship needing a top five finish to clinch the crown, with the more experienced Paul Robinson poised to snatch runners-up spot from him providing he wins the race and the teenager finishes outside the top six.

There is still all to play for in the 250cc title chase - the final two rounds, one Saturday, the other Sunday, will decide which of Adrian Coates, Shane Norval or Darren Barton take the crown, while in the British Supersport Championship, Karl Harris, the young Sheffield rider who won the EuroStock title two years ago needs to collect only five points to earn the title.

Yorkshireman Dave Jefferies will be keen to show what might have been in the British Superstock Championship the V&M rider needs a strong performance to secure runners-up spot to champion Paul Young as John Crockford threatens, while in the British Junior Superstock series, Boston's Ben Wilson is keen to take a seventh victory to underline his title success.

 

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