The final round of the MB4U.com Supersport and Performance Bikes Superstock championships provided its share of upset and excitement for the MSS Kawasaki team. Pete Jennings had a great ride aboard his Kawasaki ZX-6R, securing fourth place in the Supersport championship with an effective fifth-placed finish in the race. However, Steve Allan's Superstock charge was halted abruptly when he crashed out of his race on the first lap and was taken to hospital with back injuries.

Jennings was on good form for the last race of the season. Despite not qualifying as well as he would have liked, the gritty Yorkshireman dug deep and at one point was challenging for a podium placing. Eventual race winner Scott Smart and World Supersport rider John McGuinness managed to put some distance between themselves and the following pack where Jennings was riding hard to stay in contention. So fierce was the competition that a total of 13 riders failed to finish the race, but Jennings weathered the storm to collect the 11 points.

"I pulled out all the stops in that one," said Jennings. "There were some very fast bikes out there and I knew that I'd have to get stuck in if I wanted to beat them. Stuart [Easton] and Scott [Smart] have been on top form all season which made my job all the harder. It would've been good to finish the season where I started it - on the rostrum - but I had a pretty good ride and should be happy with fifth place. It's been a tough season, but despite all the obstacles in my way, I've still managed to come out of it with fourth place in the overall championship standings. I'd like to thank Kawasaki UK, Nick [Morgan] and the rest of the team, as well as my personal sponsors for making this possible."

"Lucky" Steve Allan's unfortunate exit from the Superstock race prevented the Scot from building upon the superb ride that he had last time out at Mallory Park. Throughout the season, circumstances have conspired to prevent the naturally talented ZX-9R rider from achieving the results that he and the MSS Performance-prepared bike were clearly capable of.

 

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