Joe Collier grabbed his very first Pirelli National Superstock 1000 victory in this afternoon’s race, holding off points leader Billy McConnell to take the win.
The former British Supersport Evo champion is now just 13 points off the lead in the title chase as he moves ahead of Keith Farmer.
It was Collier’s EHA Racing Aprilia team-mate who nabbed the early lead, but the Northern Irishman soon came under fire from Collier and McConnell while Chrissy Rouse crashed out at Palmer’s on the very first lap, before Leon Jeacock followed him out of the race.
Buildbase Suzuki’s McConnell cut his way into the lead moments later, but a few laps after levering him aside to hit the front, Reid’s charge came to an abrupt end as he went down at the Bombhole.
McConnell stretched a gap over the Collier and Lee Jackson, but Collier soon caught up and passed the Australian to take the lead.
But despite his best efforts, 2014 British Supersport champ McConnell couldn’t retake the lead and had to settle for second just behind Collier, with FS-3 Racing Kawasaki’s Jackson taking his first podium finish of the year.