Joe Collier – Double Win – Donington Park

Joe Collier – Ducati Tri Options
Donington Park
Joe Collier has taken on a new challenge this year and has moved from the Dickies British Supersport Championship to the Ducati Performance Tri Options Championship with the BPS Racing team. It has been a last minute deal but Joe settled in well and took a double victory at the first round of the MCE British Superbike Championship round at Donington Park.
Joe was strong from the start on the Ducati 959 machines and despite lack of testing he was able to qualify in fifth place for race one. He got a great start and led from lap one, however, the race was tragically cut short and declared after five laps and the riders were awarded half Championship points.
Joe started from pole position for race two on Sunday, he got a bad start and dropped back to sixth after the opening lap. Joe had to work hard to re-group and work his way back up through the pack, by lap six he was back in the lead after making a pass on Sean Neary, the pair continued to battle until the flag was shown with Joe taking a stunning double victory from Neary. Neary was later excluded from the result after a post-race technical examination.
Joe Collier – “Firstly I would like to send my thoughts and condolenses to the friends and family of Mick (Whalley) and dedicate my wins to him.
The weekend has had many ups and downs but it has been relatively good overall. It has been a strong first weekend for the Boast Plumbing (Moto Rapido) Ducati team and we have learnt a lot about the bike and how it works.
My first time riding the bike in the dry was on Friday so we had a lot to learn and change to get things right for me. The team worked really hard over the weekend to get everything feeling comfortable. I am looking forward to Brands and making the Ducati feel a little more like my own.
Thank you to all my personal sponsors for once again making it possible for me to be here racing.”
2017 Personal Sponsors
MC Motors – KGN Pillinger – BPS – Borleys Mini Mix Concrete – Silkolene – Shoei – Knox – Shredz Fitness Centre – TRW
Pics by Ian Hopgood Photography
2017 BSB Calendar
15th – 17th April
Brand Hatch Indy
29th April – 1st May
Oulton Park
30th June – 2nd July
Snetterton 300
21st – 23rd – July
Brands Hatch GP
4th – 6th – August
8th – 10th – September
Silverstone GP
29th Sept – 1st October
Assen TT Circuit
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