A dramatic climax to Pipers' debut season on tarmac came to fruition at the last round of the year, set at the historic circuit of Brands Hatch in Kent. Piper ceased the final opportunity of his rookie season to achieve his first win. He said, "The race was a blur, but there was no other option for me going into that race, I had to win. I was concentrated in a way that I have never felt before. This is the best possible way I could end the season and I now know what needs to be done next season".