EHA Racing will be looking for brave performances from all four riders this weekend, as both the British Supersport and National 1000cc Superstock classes battle it out at Knockhill in Scotland on Saturday and Sunday during round 5 of the BSB Championship.
Fresh from podiums in both classes last time out at Snetterton, which saw Joe Collier register his debut win aboard the In Competition prepared EHA Racing Aprilia RSV4 RF, and Ross Twyman post a British Supersport second place aboard the team’s Yamaha YZF-R6, should hopefully auger well for the visit to Fife in Scotland.
David Allingham will be looking to rekindle the form that saw him take on the mantle as, champion elect, this time last season in the middleweight class for EHA Racing, and Ulsterman Andy Reid will also be looking to grab his fourth podium of the season on the RSV4 RF in the Stock 1000 class.
Twyman’s second place last time out at Snetterton in the British Supersport class, was his best to date on the EHA Racing Yamaha, and he is hoping to continue that rich vein of form as the series moves across the Scottish border for one weekend only in 2018.
“I’m really pleased how Snetterton went and I’m delighted for the whole team that we were able to take second place, which now leaves us third in the championship standings coming to round five,” he said.
“Last season I finished just behind Jack Kennedy and Ben Currie in the feature British Supersport race at Knockhill, but that was for sixth place; this time around the goal is another couple of podiums and to bridge that gap to those pair, who have been making the championship their own so far this season,” he added.
Speaking of the Scottish venue he said: “Knockhill is a fun track to ride even though it’s a pretty short lap time and the fans come out in force. The weather looks like it’s going to hold, which is even better for everyone. It’s all about getting a good start and building in free practice; then securing a top grid position. If we can do that, I’m confident that I can get the EHA Racing Yamaha even closer to that front pair this weekend and hopefully mix it with them. That’s the goal anyway.”
A winner last time out for EHA Racing, Joe Collier is looking for something similar on his In Competition prepared Aprilia RSV4 RF in Scotland in the National 1000cc Superstock class. “Yeah for sure that’s the plan. I think the Knockhill circuit will suit the characteristics of the RSV4 RF and I’m confident we can challenge at the sharp end again this weekend. I’m really looking forward to it,” he said.
Knockhill Race schedule for EHA Racing
Friday July 6th
9.40am – British Supersport Free Practice 1
11.55am – National 1000cc Superstock Free Practice 1
2.25pm – British Supersport Free Practice 2
4.40pm – National 1000cc Superstock Free Practice 2
Saturday July 7th
11.20am – British Supersport Qualifying
12pm – National 1000cc Superstock Qualifying
2.45pm – National 100cc Superstock Race 1 [24 laps]
5.05pm – British Supersport Sprint Race [18 laps]
Sunday July 8th
9.10am – National 1000cc Superstock Morning Warm-up
10.13am – British Supersport Morning Warm-up
11.10am – National 1000cc Superstock Race 2 [24 laps]
3.40pm – British Supersport Feature Race [26 laps]