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Be Wiser Kawasaki Team Podium for Collier Knockhill

Be Wiser Kawasaki Team Podium for Collier Knockhill

The Be Wiser Kawasaki team had a very strong weekend at the MCE British Superbike Championship at Knockhill this weekend. In the Pirelli National Superstock 600 race Joe Collier secured a podium finishing in third place and Nick Anderson gained eighth place. In the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 race Josh Day gained ninth place.There was a strong 3rd place podium finish for Joe Collier
 
In the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship Josh Day was having a steady weekend and was 13th in the qualifying session. He got a good start and held his position over the line on the opening lap. He was locked in an eight bike battle and gained ninth place at the end of the 24-laps.
 
Josh Day - "I came here ready and was looking forward to the weekend, we made the wrong decision on gearing in first practice so we missed some time there. We made some changes for first qualifying and I gained 13th place but knew we had more to come, unfortunately the weather took a turn for the worse on Saturday and our second session was wet. I ended up third in that but obviously they take our dry qualifying positions for the grid so I was 13th. We made some set up changes for warm up but they weren't right so we went back to the drawing board. Everything was really good for the race and I got a really good start and was running in a good place but I got arm pump, something I've never suffered with before and it caused me to lose several places. I tried to relax in the closing stages of the race and the arm pump eased and I was able to make a pass on the last lap for ninth. I have moved up in the Championship now also which is great and would like to thank all involved especially Jono and Craig."
 
In the Pirelli National Superstock 600 class the Be Wiser Kawasaki riders Joe Collier gained a fantastic podium of third place and his team-mate Nick Anderson a very good eighth position. Joe qualified well on the front row in second place and Nick was 12th. Joe got a good start and was second but was being hounded by Tarran Mackenzie, whose father Niall was an ex British Superbike Champion and also Scotsman.  
 
Joe was setting some super-fast lap times and the front four were all under the current lap record, the pace was fast and Joe rode a mature and strong race to gain third. Nick also got a great start and was locked in a very close battle for the entire race and he rode extremely well to finish in eighth.
 
Joe Collier - "I couldn't have done anything more in the race today, the pace was really quick and I knew not to do anything stupid and think about the points in the Championship. The Be Wiser Kawasaki team worked really hard all weekend and the bike really worked well here. I rode hard and pushed hard but I could only gain third but some good Championship points. I know it's not first but I would like to dedicate my third place to Tony Pepper, my girlfriends Grandad."
 
Nick Anderson finished the race in a credible 8th placeNick Anderson - "I'm really pleased with my result this weekend and once again I have managed to be consistent and score some more Championship points. I just need to sort out my qualifying as I know during the race I can put in good times and run consistently well. The Be Wiser Kawasaki felt great and worked really well all weekend and I'm just really pleased to have gained some more good results and really looking forward to the rest of the season."
 
Team Owner/Manager Alan Greig - "All the riders had pretty good qualifying this weekend in the first session on Friday and we knew in the team that we were able to improve in second qualifying on Saturday but the weather played a part and the rain put stop to any faster times.
 
Josh got a great start in the race and was looking good for a top five finish, unfortunately arm pump affected his performance, he backed off and relaxed and was able to make some passes in the closing parts of the race. It was a great finish and now he is 10th in the overall Championship standings.

 
In the Stock 600 class it was a great start for Joe and he had a good battle with local rider Tarran Mackenzie, we knew Tarran would be strong round here and Joe rode exceptional hard to try and go for second but he rode a mature race and secured third and some good points, he is now lying in fourth in the Championship.
 
Nick also got a fantastic start and his performance was once again so consistent and worked his way up through the pack. Once again at every race in the race he improves his times on every lap and once he can sort out his qualifying position he will be able to push for a podium.
 
It was a very productive weekend for the Be Wiser Kawasaki team and all three riders finished in the top ten in their respective races and we are only at round four. I'm really happy with the huge progress we have already made at only round four and we are very much looking forward to the rest of the year."