After some promising results in the Triumph Triple Challenge onboard the Jack Lilley/Homer Racing Triumph it has been decided that Philip Atkinson will enter as a wildcard in the British Supersport Cup class at Oulton Park on the 6th – 8th July supported by Jack Lilley Triumph.
After some good results onboard his standard triumph Dave Lilley (of Jack Lilley Triumph) has put an offer to Atkinson he would be mad to turn down. With the ex Paul Young bike from 2010 on display Dave has decided to take it off display and put a few more miles on the clock with Philip Atkinson in the seat.
This is a big jump for Atkinson as the Supersport class is extremely competitive. It is a big learning curve not only will it be his first time on the bike but it will also be his first time on any Supersport bike. Luckily he enjoys and generally performs well at Oulton Park.
Both him and Dave have their heads screwed on and know that it is not a class that you can just enter and win. They just want a result and more importantly to enjoy this great opportunity for both Atkinson and the publicity for Jack Lilley Triumph.
Financially this one meeting is going to be a big ask for both Atkinson and Lilley. However Lilley has managed to get many personal sponsors already as they will get their names on the side of the bike as a thank you for their support.
Atkinson will be running under number 59 and in the Jack Lilley colours blue and yellow.
Phil said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be given the opportunity to ride the triumph Supersport bike. I am under no illusion as to how difficult the Supersport class is, but I will be looking to gain experience and enjoy the weekend. I would like to thank Dave from Jack Lilley Triumph for giving me this fantastic opportunity, and I’m looking forward to building on the good relationship we already have.”