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Collins caps off superb season
12:20pm Thursday 1st November 2012 in Sport
FLATTRACK racer Aidan Collins narrowly missed out on a podium place in the FIM World Cup Championship after a first-place finish at the final round in Miskolc, Hungary.
The Rock Oil Honda rider earned three second places and a win in the hard fought qualifying races, managing to win the second semi final and secure second choice of grid positions in the 12-lap grand final.
In a hard-fought race Collins was handlebar to handlebar with Italian rider Vesperini for eight of the 12 laps before racing ahead to win the final and a fourth-place finish overall.
Missing two rounds in California may have derailed his hopes of a podium finish in the World Championships, but Collins' fourth-place coupled with his third British title means it was still a successful season for the Thelwall rider.