Great weekend for Rainham’s Guiver

PUBLISHED: 10:00 27 May 2016

Rainham's Rob Guiver in racing action (pic: Eric O'Brien)

Rainham's Rob Guiver in racing action (pic: Eric O'Brien)


Double win for motorcycling ace

Louie Short in karting action (pic: Stu Stretton)Louie Short in karting action (pic: Stu Stretton)

Rainham’s Rob Guiver enjoyed a win double in the latest round of the Ducati Cup at Brands Hatch.

Guiver, sponsored by Hyside Motorcycles, topped the free practice times and qualified in second position on the first row of the grid for race one.

But he did not get a brilliant start in damp conditions and remained cautious, taking a few laps to settle.

Guiver sat in fourth place for the first three laps, then moved up to third on lap four.

And by lap six he was in second, before taking the lead on lap eight and holding on to take the chequered flag ahead of Sean Neary by 0.792secs.

Guiver also set the fastest lap of the race at 89.84mph and then led from start to finish in dry conditions on Sunday.

Producing a brilliant display of controlled riding, Guiver finished 4.289secs clear of Leon Morris and had the fastest lap of the race at 90.62mph to open up a 14-point lead at the top of the standings.

n Upminster youngster Louie Short has been collecting silverware on the karting track recently.

Short enjoyed success at the Bayford Meadows and Shenington circuits and has been asked to represent Llandow at the King of Clubs event.

Mum Justine said: “Louie would like to thank Martin Hetschel and MACH1 for the fantastic chassis and GRICE Racing Engines for his pace, along with Lee Murray of MLC Motorsport.”

Short is stil looking for sponsorship for the forthcoming East Anglian Cup and anyone interested in helping can call 07908 189331.

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