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Richard Cooper claims surprise win in final race of season at Brands Hatch

Cooper claims surprise win in final race of season

14/10/2018 at 17:10Updated 14/10/2018 at 18:35

Richard Cooper sealed a surprise win in the final race of the season at Brands Hatch, as the celebrations began for new champion Leon Haslam.

Tommy Bridewell completed a second runners-up position, with Jake Dixon in third.

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It meant that the RAF Regular and Reserves Kawasaki rider clung on to second place in the championship, with Glenn Irwin finishing third and Josh Brookes fourth.

But the weekend belonged to Leon Haslam - who came sixth in Race 3 - after he sealed his maiden title on Saturday.

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The JG Speedfit Kawasaki rider had a special livery on his bike for the final race to showcase his championship win, which was by the biggest margin in BSB since the Showdown format began in 2010.

Bridewell won the Riders' Cup, for those not featuring in the top-6 Showdown feature.

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