THIS weekend will signal the end of the season for the British GP2 championship, writes JEREMY RYAN.

The finale takes place at the iconic Brands Hatch circuit, around 100 miles up the road for Andover rider Jake Archer and he sure to have great at the track which is second nearest to home after Thruxton.

The British GP2 is the Moto2 support class of the British Superbike Championship and huge crowds are expected for the final round.

The Brands Hatch circuit is 2.43 miles (3.9 kilometres) with just three left hand corners to eight right-handers.

Andover ace Archer, the current Moto3 British Champion, switched to the Moto2 format this year and he will be hoping to end the year in a positive way.

In his last outing which was at Donington Park at the beginning of this month, Archer managed to bag himself a couple of fifth places.

He travelled to Brands earlier in the season and the teenager enjoyed his best qualifying to date putting him sixth in the GP2 class.

He then went onto finish seventh in the sprint race and then sixth in the feature race the day and will hope to do better this time around.

After two free practice sessions on Friday, qualifying for the Moto2 class gets underway at 11.35am on Saturday morning.

This is a 30 minute session.

The same day the riders will line up for the first race of the weekend on the Kent track which is the Sprint race at 16.45pm

The best lap times from the 12 lap race will be used to organise the grid for the Feature Race which is the following day which is Sunday.

On Sunday afternoon, after a brief morning warm up, Archer will return for the 18 lap Feature Race at 15.10pm.

Archer goes into the final weekend of racing currently eighth in the British GP2 championship series on the Kovara Projects by RS Racing Kalex Moto2 machine.

Andover ace Archer said: "This season was all about working hard and learning the Kalex Moto2 machine.

"It has taken longer to understand than we expected. Whilst it has been challenging we have learned a lot.

"The race result is not really that important because as I said our goal is to learn the bike this season, but the racer in me clearly wants to do as well as possible.”