Motorpoint British Supersport contenders ready for #BattleofBrands

The Motorpoint British Supersport Championship contenders are gearing up for the final two races of the season and with Luke Stapleford already confirmed as the 2015 champion, the gloves are off for the last two wins of the season at Brands Hatch.

Stapleford, who thanks to a great sporting gesture from Billy McConnell and the Smiths Triumph team will this weekend run the number 1 plate, has only failed to finish on the podium four times this season and the Profile Racing rider is determined to end his season in style on the Grand Prix circuit but will have a battle on his hands to repeat his double win from earlier in his title-winning campaign.

The fight for second in the standings continues and Kyle Ryde currently holds the advantage but after missing out on the podium at Silverstone, Gearlink Kawasaki's Glenn Irwin is now just 16 point adrift and wants to snatch the position away.

Jake Dixon returned to winning ways for the Smiths Racing Triumph team at Silverstone and at his home round he will be pushing to stay ahead of Irwin with just seven points separating the pair ahead of the two races this weekend.

Team Traction Control's James Rispoli had his strongest weekend of the season last time out with a pair of second places and the American is still seeking that elusive victory in the championship, something he is keen to change at Brands Hatch whilst Ben Wilson and Sam Hornsey are also set to be in the mix in the final races of 2015.

Motorpoint British Supersport Championship standings:

1: Luke Stapleford (Profile Triumph) 421
2: Kyle Ryde (PacedayZ Trackdays Yamaha) 320
3: Glenn Irwin (Gearlink Kawasaki) 304
4: Jake Dixon (Smiths Triumph) 297
5: James Rispoli (Team Traction Control Yamaha) 233

The first round of the 2016 MCE British Superbike Championship takes place at Silverstone (8-10 April) tickets are available by clicking here.

Prior to the first round there are two official UK tests; 29 March at Silverstone and 31 March at Donington Park. Admission is free, with the tests running from 9am-5pm on each day.

Last updated: Wednesday, October 14, 2015