This weekend Brands Hatch will host the season-deciding triple-header in the 2018 Bennetts British superbike series, and with a maximum 75 points available across the weekend's three races JG Speedfit rider Leon Haslam needs only 15 points to claim his fist ever title.
A third-place or higher finish in race one will assure Haslam of the title regardless of where his closest rival Jake Dixon finishes.
Haslam's domination of the series began in April at round two at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit. After finishing fourth in race one, he was went on to claim his first victory of the season in race two. He then went on a five-race winning streak - what's more, he has subsequently finished outside of the top three only once.
It was this time last year that the Kawasaki rider entered the final round with a 32-point advantage. His closest rival last year was McAms Yamaha rider Josh Brookes, with eventual champion Shane Byrne a single point behind the Australian.
After disappointing results in the first two races, which allowed Byrne to close the gap to just two points, Haslam famously crashed out in the final race allowing Byrne to claim his sixth British Superbike title.
Memories of last year will no doubt haunt Haslam ahead of the weekend, but it is inconceivable that come Sunday afternoon he will not be crowned champion.
Now in his third year with the Kawasaki team, Haslam is yet to register a win on the full Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit. Earlier in the season it was Brookes who dominated at the Kent circuit, claiming victory in both races while Haslam managed two third-place finishes.
Brookes, who goes to Brands in third place in the championship and with no chance of catching Haslam, still has an outside chance of claiming the runner-up spot for the second year running. However, he will also have to keep a close eye on fourth-placed Glenn Irwin on the Be Wiser Ducati, who is only three points behind the 2015 champion.
Both will also be mindful of Smiths Racing BMW rider Peter Hickman who, after a strong last round in Assen, has elevated himself to fifth and is only five points adrift of Irwin.
Sixth and final place in the shootout is taken by Bradley Ray riding for Buildbase Suzuki. While Haslam is looking for his first ever Kawasaki-mounted victory at the circuit, Irwin and Hickman are looking for their first wins of the season.
2018 British Superbike Championship standings
1. Leon Haslam (JG Speedfit Kawasaki) 654 points
2. Jake Dixon (RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki) 593
3. Josh Brookes (McAMS Yamaha) 557
4. Glenn Irwin (Be Wiser Ducati) 554
5. Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) 549
6. Bradley Ray (Buildbase Suzuki) 533
For the penultimate round of the 2018 World Superbike championship the series heads to the Circuit San Juan Villicum in Argentina. This will be the first time that a World Superbike race has been held in the country.
Jonathan Rea, who claimed his fourth successive title at the last round in France, is the only story in World Superbikes at the moment. He is not the first four-time winner of the series (that accolade goes to fellow Briton Carl Fogarty, who won four titles between 1994 and 1999) but he is the first to win four in a row, just as he was the first person to win three in succession when he clinched the title last year.
Rea has also won more races in the series than anyone, but with four races to go in the 2018 season he will be striving to create even more records.
Should Rea win race one at San Juan he will equal the record of nine consecutive race wins in World Superbikes, a feat currently shared by Colin Edwards and Neil Hodgson. A further win in race two would see Rea equalling Fogarty’s record of 55 wins with a single manufacturer; in Fogarty’s case, Ducati.
Another record Rea already holds is that for the most points in a season, 556, which he set last year. Three wins and a fourth place or better from the remaining races will see him extend that record.
Finally, wins in both races in Argentina this weekend would take him level with his own personal best of 16 wins in one season, again set last year.
2018 World Superbike Championship standings
1. Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) 470 points
2. Chaz Davies (Ducati) 335
3. Michael Van Der Mark (Yamaha) 309
4. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki) 273
5. Marco Melandri (Ducati) 250
6. Alex Lowes (Yamaha) 213