Silverstone BSB: Day and Guiver split Ducati Cup wins - Bikesport News

Silverstone BSB: Day and Guiver split Ducati Cup wins

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Josh Day and Rob Guiver shared the Ducati TriOptions Cup spoils this weekend as the two stamped their authority on the class.

The reigning champ notched up a new lap record on his Premier Security/Ducati Romford machine on Saturday en route to victory, but the silverware was Day’s on Sunday as the former National Superstock 600 champ secured his first series win.

Guiver took off with a lightning start ahead of Wainwright and Host-it.co.uk’s Day, but the Rainham rider didn’t waste time getting ahead and soon pulled a gap on the chasing duo.

And while he had a second to work with out front, Day was soon on the move, passing BPS Racing man Wainwright and setting the fastest lap of the race in pursuit of Guiver.

Club ace Day looked to be eyeing the win, but Guiver hit back with a new lap record of 57.126s with two laps to go and kept Day at bay, ensuring the champ maintained his control of his title defence.

While Day was just 1.583s off the win after backing out late in the race, Wainwright held off JWF Motorsport’s Phil Atkinson to take the final rostrum spot.

In Sunday’s second scrap, Guiver once again took off at the front, but Day stuck right with him and the two quickly stretched a lead of over a second ahead of Sean Neary in third.

The two front-runners began to run into lapped traffic and Day had a few looks, but couldn’t quite find a way past the former 125GP champ.

Day finally grabbed the lead at Copse on the last lap before Guiver made a lunge back at Brooklands, but it sent him too deep and Day cut back heading around Luffield to secure victory on his return to the BSB paddock.

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