The British Superbike season draws to a close this weekend with Rizla Suzuki are determined to finish on a high note in both of Sunday's races. In what will be John Reynolds' last outing as the reigning champion.

JR is determined to add another victory to the win he scored at Brands Hatch earlier in the year. Donington Park is his home track and he is sure the support of his fans will help to take him to the front.

Reynolds is targeting a creditable 5th place in the Championship and the first four-cylinder finisher as well. He will be battling hard with Yamaha's Steve Plater for those honours.

"As the season has progressed, the bike has got better and better," began JR. "We have been to Donington before and we have some data on the circuit, so that gives us a head-start over the first visit here with a new bike. For sure I'll be wanting to finish my Championship year with a win."

Reigning Supersport Champion Karl Harris is hoping to get onto the podium in his last outing on the GSX-R1000 this year. The northerner has had an injury-hit season and really wants to taste some champagne before the curtain falls on the 2002 racing. He has the added incentive of trying to finish in the top 10 in the Championship. He is in 12th place at the moment, only 10-points behind 10th but in much better form than any of his near rivals.

"It has been an up and down season, but in recent races I've been scoring my best results," said Harris. "I've finished fourth and only need to go one place better to get onto the podium. That's my goal for this weekend. If I do that then hopefully a top 10 finish will come as well."

This is the first year Suzuki's production based GSX-R1000 Superbike has been allowed to compete in the British Superbike series.

 

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