ANDOVER’S Jake Archer took victory in both races at Brands Hatch last weekend to extend his championship lead to a sizeable 59 points.

Having won the last four races in the Moto3 British Superbike support class Archer was positive about adding to his tally of victories at the Kent circuit.

The weekend got underway with two free practice sessions, which saw Archer as the fastest rider.

Saturday’s qualifying saw Archer almost immediately top of the timesheets and stayed there for the full 30 minute session.

His 13th of 17 laps was a 1:32.565 putting him 0.433 seconds ahead of his City Lifting teammate.

The first race of the weekend was 12 lap affair, but was cut short when a red flag came out on lap nine.

Archer did not get the best of starts and dropped to third into Paddock Hill Bend.

However, he recovered quickly and led the race by the end of the first lap.

Initially, the leading group consisted of three riders, but as the laps went by it became two.

The Andover rider was unable to shake off his adversary Storm Stacey who was stuck on his back wheel throughout.

Archer was looking forward to a battle in the last few laps but a couple of riders fell on lap nine and with gravel and a bike on part of the track the Marshals sensibly brought out the red flag, so Archer took his fifth consecutive win.

Despite winning the first race Archer’s attention to detail meant that he still had some feedback for the team about how they could improve his performance.

The small adjustments clearly paid off as although Archer did not get the holeshot, he led by the end of the first lap. He was soon in complete control of the race as he stretched away from the two chasing riders, who were both title contenders.

Lap after lap he increased his margin out front and went on to register win number six crossing the finish line over eight seconds ahead of his nearest rival.

Jake Archer said : “This weekend has been perfect.

I have gone faster then I ever have and have taken another double.”

He added: “ Would like to say a massive thanks to City Lifting, Kovara projects and Ryan Saxelby because without them nothing would be possible.”

Jake Archer now has 195 points and leads Storm Stacey who has 136, ahead of his home round at Thruxton on August 3 to 5.