DORSET speedster Brad Jones sealed second place in the Quattro British Supersport Championship with a double podium finish at Brands Hatch.

Jones, based near Blandford, went into the final race weekend in Kent looking to jump from third to second in the standings.

After a poor qualifying down in 10th, Jones was fired up to make amends in race one and, after a brilliant start and first lap, rocketed to fourth by showing great pace.

With a gruelling 12-lap battle around the 2.4-mile Brands Hatch circuit, Jones dug in and traded paint with his close rivals to finish in third place beating James Westmoreland, aiding his championship challenge.

After the race, Jones said: “We’ve been struggling a bit this weekend but coming into the race we made some changes with the bike and we managed to come good when it counted.”

Heading into the feature race with a long 16-lap distance, the 22-year-old was gunning for a strong race to round the season out.

Lights out, and Jones got away well and led some laps in the early stages.

Jones’ Tysers Yamaha teammate and championship winner Rory Skinner came past and the duo set off holding a strong pace.

As the laps clicked off Jones was going well and got into a scrap for second with three other riders.

Crossing the line in third for a second time, Jones finished the weekend off with a double podium and claimed second place in the championship.

Jones said: “Getting that second in the championship was one of aims for this weekend and we’ve managed to get that done. It was a strong pace and it’s great to set a new personal best lap to end the season on a high.”

Jones now enters the off season where he will enjoy some rest time and get plans together for 2021.

Reflecting on 2020, he added: “I would just like to thank all my sponsors and the people that are involved in making it happen. Roll on 2021, more soon.”