Vancraft Triumph Round 6 Oulton Park

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Motorpoint British Supersport

It was a difficult weekend for the Vancraft Triumph team; Josh Caygill made steady progress over the weekend and finished in 20th and 23rd in the Motorpoint British Supersport races this weekend at Oulton Park. Fellow team-mate Joe Collier was unfortunate to crash out of the solid 11th place on lap six of the Metzler National Superstock 600 Championship race.

The wet conditions on Friday hindered Josh Caygill as he missed out vital set up changes for the two practice sessions. However, the Vancraft Triumph team made some useful alterations for the Sunday warm up session which benefited him greatly in the Sunday race.

Josh Caygill – “It was a bit of a frustrating weekend as we missed a lot of time on Friday as the weather was torrential. The guys did work really hard and we made some changes after the first race on Saturday which definitely seemed to help me for the race on Sunday. We made some changes to then suspension which gave me a better feeling of the front end and helped me push a little bit harder. I am looking forward to racing at Brands Hatch in a couple of weeks’ time and it would be nice to get some Championship points there.”


Metzeler Superstock 600s

Joe Collier racing for the Vancraft Triumph team in the Superstock 600 Championship was having a successful weekend and was running good times throughout practice and qualifying at Oulton Park. He qualified in… He gained a strong start to the race and was lying in 12th position after the opening lap. He proceeded to set some consistent lap times and got into a comfortable rhythm and got into 11th. Sadly on lap seven he had an incident exiting Shell Oils which unfortunately finished his race.

Joe Collier “Well for me I was feeling strong during the race, I felt like I was gaining ground on the group ahead, until I made a mistake on the exit of the Shell Oils hairpin. This is very disappointing for myself and also the Vancraft Triumph team as they have worked super hard this weekend and I wanted to repay the hard work with a strong solid finish to the weekend. I am just looking forward to the next round which will hopefully bring better fortune.”


Jimmy Hill has made the decision to not continue with his racing career and Andrew Caygill the team owner of Vancraft Triumph commented “We know as a team, for Jimmy this is probably one of the toughest decisions he’s had to make in his racing career and we know it was a tough one for him to make. I admire his honesty but also he’s been a pleasure to work with over the last three years, he’s always been fully dedicated and committed to me and our team and it’s a great attribute for him to have.

He will be missed by all the Vancraft Team and always the BSB racing paddock and we hope he’ll be visiting us at any rounds he’s at in the future. The door is always open with me for him if he ever changes his mind and wishes to come back to racing at any point. We all wish him the best of luck and hope to see him soon, he’s a great family friend and been a pleasure to have riding for us.”

2012 Vancraft Triumph Racing Team Sponsors

Vancraft – Volkswagen Van Centre (West Yorkshire) – Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK – SM UK – Doodson Broking Group – LPR – Norbert Dentressangle – ImageDzign – AutoWorld – Dread – Fuchs Silkolene – Impact Repair Centre UK – – Shoei – Sidi – RST – Moto Direct – GB Racing – RaceBike Bitz/Samco – DC Chains (Performance Parts) – Renthal (B&C Express) – HEL Performance – FTR Suspension – AutoWorld Group