Aidan won Round 1 of the Pozzani Silkolene ShorttrackUK Championship 2009. He was on top form riding the Buckingham Van Sales Honda winning his opening heat race and his Semi Final to take pole for the Grand Final. Marco Belli riding the factory CCM won the other Semi Final from a hard charging Andrew Moore on the woods Rotax.
Aidan hole shotted the 12 lap grand final from Belli, Moore and Pete Boast and by lap two he started to pull away from Marco who had Andrew Moore trying every thing to pass him. On lap four, Moore just missed Belli’s back wheel by inches and ran off the grove dropping back to 8th place. Tim Greig on the ASR Honda took advantage and moved past Boast to take up third spot. On lap 6 Geoff Baldock went down mid pack with Justin Hargate on the Helmets4u Honda having to lay his bike down to miss him and the race was stopped.
The restart was in the form of a line out and once again Collins got the start from Belli ,Greig , Boast and Glyn Pocklington in 5th spot. Collins edged a lead out in the next 4 laps, Greig and Boast were pressuring Belli but by the Final lap Ade Collins took a great win with Marco holding to second and Tim Greig taking third spot.
ROUND 1 POZZANI SILKOLENE SHORTTRACK CHAMPIONSHIP
Venue: Norfolk Arena
01 #90 Aidan Collins (Buckingham Van Sales Honda)
02 # 1 Marco Belli (CCM)
03 #10 Tim Greig (ASR Honda)
04 #54 Pete Boast (Silkolene Suzuki)
05 #71 Glyn Pocklington (Helmets4u Honda)
06 #98r Richard Mason (Honda)
07 #100 Andrew Moore (Woods Rotax)
08 # 8 Jon Bell (KTM)
09 #84 Justin Hargate (Helmets4u Honda)
10 #93r Tom Woolley (CCM)
11 #64 Geoff Baldock (KTM)
12 #11 Ben Wells (Suzuki)