Pirelli National 1000cc Superstock Championship contender Joe Collier will be the sole focus this weekend for EHA Racing, onboard the In Competition prepared Aprilia RSV4 RF at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire. Collier holds second place in the championship standings heading to the famous Mountain Circuit, just 14 points off the series lead.
Collier’s team-mate Andrew Reid is currently recovering after surgery on both wrists following his crash last time out at Thruxton, and is set to miss all racing during August and September.
23-year-old Collier enjoyed a successful test at the Mountain Circuit a few weeks ago, and is confident he can again challenge for strong podium positions and maintain his championship challenge on the EHA Group, Jewson and KGN backed Aprilia on Sunday.
Collier said: “Thruxton was what I would call ‘a maintenance round’ for us, but now we can hopefully get back to challenging right at the front again, beginning this weekend at Cadwell Park. As I expected, the test went well and the RSV4 RF Aprilia really ‘liked’ and suited the nature of the tight and twisty Cadwell circuit. It leaves me in a good strong frame of mind coming into the weekend and I can’t wait to go racing.”
The British Supersport Championship side of the EHA Racing garage suffered a major blow at Thruxton when both riders collided during morning warm-up. The resulting injuries, although not serious, will keep both David Allingham and Ross Twyman out of round eight at Cadwell Park this weekend.
Gail Allingham, Team Manager, said: “Thruxton is a round, we as a team will not forget in a hurry, but then again we must take the positives out of the incidents and be thankful that both David and Ross will be fit and ready to return at Silverstone – despite the high-speed nature of the crash they were both involved in.
Andy Reid is obviously out now for the majority of the second part of the season and we wish him well with his recovery and hope to see him trackside very soon with the team. In Joe we remain serious title contenders in the National 1000cc Superstock class, and we will be working extremely hard with him to maintain that position this weekend at Cadwell Park.”
Weekend Timetable [Superstock 1000cc class only]
Cadwell Park – 2.18 mile circuit
11.50am: Free Practice 1
4.50pm: Free Practice 2
12pm: Pirelli National 1000cc Superstock Race [15 laps]
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