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It was a positive weekend for the One Call JJR Triumph team this weekend at round ten of the Dickies British Supersport Championship at Donington Park. Racing at his local round of the series Joe gained a ninth and 11th place respectively.
Joe has been consistently improving throughout the season and has now begun to find a good set-up that works well for him at each circuit. Joe was riding well throughout the weekend and feeling confident as he headed into qualifying, he ended up in 11th for the opening race.
He got a good start and moved up a place on lap one, he continued to make progress with his times. He had to avoid the crash that Ben Currie had, where he lost positions but he was able to fight back to ninth at the end of the race. For race two he started from 12th position and despite working as hard as possible, Joe was suffering from an electrical problem that would not allow him to push harder for a result and he had to settle for 11th.
Joe Collier – “We certainly made loads of progress this weekend at Donington and I was convinced we’d have two really good results in the bag by the end of the weekend.
I felt really happy and comfortable on the bike during the sessions on Friday and I was so excited to get back out on track on Saturday for qualifying and the race.
The race was good but I lost quite a few places when I had to avoid Ben Currie’s crash. It was hard to get back into the flow of things but I was happy to get another top ten placing and was looking to improve in race two.
I had an issue in warm-up and we changed as much as we could before the race but it didn’t solve the problem as I found out on the out lap. I knew I had to do the best I could but the bike was struggling with lack of power and I had to settle for 11th.
I know now we will take the bike away and find the problem to get it fixed for Assen in a few weeks time. Once again thank you to One Call and all my sponsors for supporting me this year. I hope in the final two races of the year we can finish on a high note.”