DONINGTON Park held the penultimate round of the British Superbike Championships and the High Wycombe-based Brian Gray Powerbiking Team were in the thick of the action.

Gray and Jason Pitt from Portsmouth were joined by Windsor-based Tommy Philp and Tom Bryant of Shropshire for another wildcard ride.

Philp and Bryant did not finish in either of the two races in Assen despite being in good point positions and were out to show the championship regulars that this was where they belonged.

Qualifying took place on Friday and Gray and Pitt took 12th position on the grid whilst Philp and Bryant were one place ahead in 11th, but a little bit frustrated after failing to get a clear lap which left them with work to do in the race.

The race on Saturday was a frenetic one for Gray and Pitt who, with only one lap to go, were laying in 10th spot which would have given them pole position on the reversed grid the following day.

The duo however had a moment with Andy Peach and Ken Edwards and lost three places to come home in 13th spot.

Meanwhile, Philp and Bryant were showing just why they are viewed as a team to look out for as they moved up the fiend to eventually finish in sixth position.

The pair started on the third row for the race on Sunday with Gray and Pitt on row seven.

When the lights went out Philp and Bryant pulled the plug, leading into Redgate and starting to pull away at Hollywood as they put other rides between them and the fast men.

However, as they dropped down to Craner Curves the back end broke loose nearly depositing Bryant on the track and they shot across the grass spinning several times. Unfortunately a bent belly pan and broken fairing prevents them from rejoining the race.

Gray and Pitt had a bit more of a sedate race and came home in 12th place to hang onto ninth position in the championship, but now 26 points behind John Holden and Lee Cain.

The final round takes place at Brands Hatch on October 18-20 and, with another wildcard ride, you can be sure that Philp and Bryant will want to end the season on a high.