Top three finish for Jones

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Celebrations for Luke Jones after a third-place finish at Brands Hatch. Picture by NIGEL SHEARING.

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First published in Sport

HEREFORD racer Luke Jones is still aiming for a top-three finish in the British Supersport Championship after an encouraging showing at Brands Hatch.

Jones on the Acumen Industrial Services /T3 racing team Triumph, qualified in seventh place on the grid.

"Luke was then third in the sprint race on Saturday afternoon and he recorded the fastest lap of 1.28.943 min over the 2.433 mile circuit," said dad Dave Jones.

"That earned him pole position in the feature race on the Sunday.

"He led that on four or five occasions before finishing third.

"He had one or two issues towards the end and there were one or two mistakes leaving him about a second behind.

"But he was riding at maximum with what he had underneath him."

Jones is now in fifth place in the championship heading into the next round at Thruxton.

"Luke is doing all right and for a little team we are punching above our weight against some of the big-money factory teams," said Dave Jones.

"Getting into the top three would be an excellent result for us."

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