It was a stunning end to a fantastic season for the Northpoint Honda Racing team with riders Craig Jones and Cal Crutchlow finishing second and third respectively in the final round of the British Supersport Championship at Brands Hatch at the weekend.

Jones earned himself second in the overall Championship in his debut year for the Nokia N-Gage backed team with Crutchlow finishing in equal third position in the title standings.

In front of a packed crowd baking hot sunshine the Northpoint team certainly put on an inspiring display. The two young riders proved their talent and raw ability, displaying to the race fans the next generation of British hopefuls.

In a thrilling race Jones who qualified in fifth position on the grid once again gained a phenomenal start and was right up with the front runners by the first corner and was dicing for the lead on several occasions. Crutchlow also secured a strong start from fourth position and was into second as they hit Paddock Hill Bend.

Jones knew that he had to push for the win if he was going to be in with a chance of the Championship title and that he did. He fought tooth and nail on every lap with Ducati rider Stuart Easton but was unable to find a suitable passing manoeuvre on the young Scott.

With Easton taking the win it hoisted him to joint third in the championship standings with Crutchlow.

"It's been a fantastic season with the championship going down to the wire," said twenty-year old Jones. "It was a tough race as I knew what I had to try and do but I gave it my all and I'm still very content with finishing second overall. It was a completely new bike for me this year and I had my work cut out to adapt to it, the team effort has been great and they've helped me get this far."

Team-mate Crutchlow was happy to take joint third in the standings. "I'd also like to thank all the team and the sponsors for all the effort and hard work that has been put in over the season. I managed to take two wins during the year, which is a true credit to all the people that have backed me and supported me throughout the year. Once again the Northpoint Honda team put a fantastic package together for me and we've certainly been a team to contend with. I was a bit gutted that I finished the year in fourth but I was equal points with Stuart and he got third by taking the most number of wins and second positions."