Multiple Isle of Man TT winner David Jefferies cruised to third - and overall British Superstock championship victory - in the late summer sun at Donington Park last Sunday, after an intelligent ride that denied his rivals John Crockford and Chris Burns.

DJ settled into a comfortable third place in the early stages behind Crockford and European Superstock contender Steve "Baywatch" Brogan - with Burns just where Jefferies wanted him further down the field, but Burns' challenge was to end abruptly as the Roundstone Suzuki trundled into the pits after just three laps. All Jefferies now had to do was keep Crockford in sight and he was champion.

This he did. Crockford and 'Baywatch' scrapped fiercely for the lead, but Jefferies had no need to get involved and kept a safe distance. DJ even had the chance to celebrate early as Steve McMillan crashed out on the Melbourne Hairpin on lap 12. Due to the precarious position of his bike the race was red flagged and given that the race was more than two-thirds run a result was declared.

"It is great to be champion," beamed a delighted Jefferies. "I knew that I would clinch it as long as I stayed with the front runners. It has been a good year for me and this result is the icing on the cake - not just for me but the Tech2 team as well. The guys have worked hard and I'd like to thank everyone - no doubt we'll all be celebrating."