Cadwell BSB: Ducati cup wins for Neary and Shoubridge

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Picture: Bonnie Lane

David Shoubridge notched up his maiden Ducati TriOptions Cup victory to remain in the title hunt after splitting wins with Sean Neary at Cadwell this weekend.

The two shared the spoils in a dramatic weekend of one-make action as championship leader Josh Day’s crash narrowed his points gap to reigning champ Rob Guiver.

While Old Garage Legends’ Shoubridge grabbed the lead on the opening lap of Saturday’s race, it was Neary who hit the front soon after as Day slotted into second.

As the leaders slowly dragged away from Shoubridge in third, Day finally found a way through into the lead on lap eight and controlled action all the way until the final lap.

With just a few corners to go at the exit to the chicane, however, Day dropped his Panigale and handed the win to Neary as Shoubridge and defending champ Guiver followed him home for a lone second and third.

After his crash in race one, Day took an early lead in race two as Shoubridge and Neary tucked in behind.

But Neary was soon ahead of Shoubridge and continued to lever Day aside to take over at the front on lap four, pulling a nearly 0.9s gap after just two laps at the head of the pack.

Just before half distance, however, the SMC rider hit the deck at Charlie’s and threw away his hopes of a double as Day inherited the lead.

And while the points leader looked to be on for a win, he dropped back with bad weather incoming as Shoubridge moved ahead and snatched his maiden victory as Premier Security’s Guiver scooped another third.

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