Round ten of the British Superbike Championship at Donington Park took place this weekend and the highly talked about Final Showdown has begun to see who will be crowned the 2011 British Superbike Champion.
The first British Superbike race proved to be one of the most exciting races of the year so far with four of the top six fighting for the win. It was John Hopkins that took the first win despite HEL Perfomance runner Shakey Byrne dominating the majority of the race from the start until he was forced wide out of Goddard by Tommy Hill. Over half of the top ten were once again using HEL brake-lines during both races which proves the consistency and quality of the products.
The second race was dramatic from the off set when Michael Laverty and Shakey Byrne clashed into Redgate on the first lap, both riders ended up in the gravel but HM Plant Honda rider using HEL Performance rider Shakey was determined to remount and get some valuable Championship points. Rejoining three seconds off the last rider on track the experienced rider dug deep and finished the race in a stunning eighth place gaining some vital points.
The full pack of Triumph Triple Challenge riders are all also using HEL and they were also given a double header at Donington. Luke Jones once again proved his worth by dominating proceedings once again winning both races. Peter Ward and Phil Atkinson were second and third in the first race with Tommy Dale and Peter Ward in second and third during the second race.