Oulton BSB: Ducati Cup double for Guiver

Picture: Bonnie Lane

Rob Guiver got straight back to winning ways this weekend as he did the Ducati TriOptions Cup double and took control of the championship.

The Highsparks Motorsport man stretched his series lead to 10 points as he beat the only other winner this season, Josh Day, to top honours.

Host-it.co.uk Racing rider Day got the best start from pole position in race one as he and Guiver began to slowly pull away from the pack, but three laps in the reigning champ made his move at Lodge and snatched the lead.

But after Guiver had stretched a two second gap over Day, red flags flew for Peter Hasler’s crash at Druids on lap seven and a result was declared.

In race two, Guiver stormed off the line as he got the jump on Josh Wainwright and Mark Cheetham while pole-sitter Day dropped down to sixth at the exit of Old Hall.

But the points runner-up began picking his way up the order and got past Sean Neary and Sam Middlemas on lap one before slotting into third ahead of Cheetham on lap three.

At the front, however, Guiver laid down the quickest lap of the race, just a couple of tenths off his own lap record, and stretched a 1.6s advantage over Wainwright.

Day finally caught up to Wainwright and made his way past with five laps to go, but Guiver was already three seconds up the road and the defending Cup champ cruised to his third win of the season ahead of Silverstone winner Day and BPS man Wainwright in third.

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