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Edwards claims double Ducati 848 podium as Brown seals title

Article posted: 11/09/2012 16:40:40
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Robbie Brown, Lee Johnston and Mike Edwards celebrate success.Robbie Brown, Lee Johnston and Mike Edwards celebrate success.

Ohlins P&H Motorcycle rider Mike Edwards cemented his third place in the Ducati 848 Challenge championship standings with two podium finishes at Donington Park.

Edwards was third in both races, as Robbie Brown sealed the title with just one more round to go at Silverstone later this month.

Brown's second place in the first race of the meeting was enough to seal the title after nearest rival James Folkard crashed out.

Guest rider Lee Johnston won both races, but Brown took an unassailable lead in the championship anyway. Brown has 300.5 points, Folkard 168.5 points and Edwards 157.5 points.

"Really it's been an awesome weekend. Technically we took maximum points despite not winning and took the championship so I can't really complain," said 2012 Ducati 848 champion Brown.

Johnston also bagged a second place on the 1199 Panigale in the National Superstock1000 class, experience that showed when he took to the track for the 848 series.

"The bike was obviously a bit slower than my Superstock 1000 Ducati Panigale which meant I could be a bit more aggressive with it," he explained.

Posted by Marcus Blackburn