Rapid Solicitors Kawasaki’s Stuart Easton finished his MCE British Superbike season on a high and his hard work paid off as he was awarded the Rider’s Cup trophy at Brands Hatch yesterday.
The Hawick rider was on the pace throughout the weekend and enjoyed one of his strongest meetings of the year, taking fourth, fifth and sixth from his three outings. The results secured his seventh place overall in the Championship which saw him awarded the BSB Rider's Cup, which is given to the best rider outside of the top six Showdown places.
“It's been a strong end to the season for me and the last three or four rounds have been really pleasing and the results have been more in line with what I want,” said Easton.
“Saturday's race was really tricky as conditions were difficult so to come away with a top six finish set things up for Sunday. We made a few changes to the bike for the dry conditions and they made a big difference, making the grip loads better and I could run the pace of the top boys throughout.
“To end the season with fourth, fifth and sixth was really good and had it not been for a few poor rounds mid-season, things could have been different. As it is, I've ended the year in seventh place overall and with the MCE BSB Rider's Cup on the cabinet so I'll take it.
“There are a lot of positives to take out of the year and enable me to move forward again so I'll be taking that all on board and look for bigger and better things in 2015."