Joe Collier racing on the Haribo Starmix Triumph had a stunning weekend at Donington Park, round one of the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship. The 20-year-old from Coalville had two fantastic race results with two wins in the British Supersport Evo races.
Joe worked hard throughout the weekend to get a good set up on the Triumph for qualifying and ended up in eighth place on the grid and fastest Evo bike. He was keen to get going in race one and after a tough start and dropping back to 11th the safety car was deployed on lap three and the race was then red flagged.
On the restart he struggled again off the start and dropped back to third Evo rider, with only six laps he had to push hard to get back through the pack. By lap four he was fastest Evo rider and seventh overall. After burning out the clutch on the start he had to nurse the Triumph home taking his first fantastic Supersport Evo win and seventh in the main championship.
Joe started from eighth place again for race two and he was eager to secure another win in the Evo class, he dominated that Championship and led the Evo race from start to finish. This year the Evo grid is supporting 23 riders in the field so it was a very competitive class. Joe got a steady start and was battling with some of the factory bikes for a time. He finished ninth overall and took another solid win.
Joe Collier - "I'm really pleased with the races this weekend, we had to iron out a few problems on day one but my team worked really hard for me to ensure that I had two good races. I haven't ridden a Triumph in racing for a year now and I burnt the clutch on the start so I was missing gears and everything in race one and had to nurse her home. Race two everything was much better and even though I finished in a lower place to Sunday I felt much more comfortable with the set-up of my Triumph. I am really looking forward to the rest of the season, thanks to all my sponsors that have helped me for this season it is much appreciated."
2015 Personal Sponsors
KGN Pillinger - MC Motors - Gemini (Robin Hood Harley Davidson) - Triumph World - Daytona - Shoei - RST Leathers - Knox - Teng Tools - Jap4Performance