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Joe Collier – British Supersport Oulton Park – Round 9

Joe Collier made some huge progress this weekend on the One Call JJR Triumph at round nine of the Dickies British Supersport Championship at Oulton Park. Joe was able to secure two eighth places at the tricky 2.9-mile circuit.

Joe Collier

Image by Ian Hopgood

Joe came to Oulton feeling confident and the team have managed to make some good changes to the bike and from the first practice session Joe was already making progress from the previous rounds. It has been a long time coming but the team managed to find a good set-up on the One Call Triumph and Joe was producing some consistent lap times.

Joe managed to qualify in 13th place for the opening Sprint race on Saturday. Joe got a good start and made up a position after lap one but ran wide and slipped back to 14th place. Once he got his head down Joe chipped away with some strong lap times and made some good passes to work his way into a top ten position. At the end of the 12-lap race he was able to finish in a good eighth place.

For race two he started from 13th place again, he got a great start and was 10th at the end of the first lap. He made a move on Jamie Perrin for ninth and then got past Luke Hedger to secure another strong eighth place.

Joe Collier – “Things were certainly much better this weekend at Oulton Park and we have made some really big improvements on the bike and I’ve finally found a good set-up to work with. I made a few mistakes on the opening lap in race one; I was on the grass, running wide and just didn’t settle into a rhythm. I got my head down and started to make some progress through the field. I felt like I was capable of running near the front this weekend and we just have to piece a few more things together. I’m pleased with the progress that we made and to come away with two eighth places just shows that we have certainly made some improvements. Donington is my local circuit, so I will be looking to continue improving there.”