Rob Guiver dominated home round to stretch his lead at the top of the Championship
PUBLISHED: 17:00 24 July 2018
Romford racer Rob Guiver cruised to victory round his home track of Brands Hatch just a year on from his potential career-ending injury.
After topping the times in practice and qualifying Guiver made the most of his pole position at Brands Hatch on Saturday to take a dominant race one win around the GP circuit.
His poor starts now appear to be a thing of the past since the clutch was replaced and he now enjoys a situation that keeps him out of trouble and at the sharp end of the field.
Guiver led for the entire race taking the chequered flag with a two second advantage over second place finisher and closest champion rival Sean Neary while Levi Day took the third step on the podium.
“Perfect weekend,” Guiver said.
“Obviously, after going home in an ambulance last year and going through what I went through I didn’t think I was going to race again.
“It’s been a dream weekend really to come back and do this.
“It’s my home round, all my family is here, even my mum’s come.
“It was great to get a win in front of her.
“The race was perfect, I didn’t put a wheel wrong and pulled away and won fantastic.”
Guiver was the only rider to go under a minute and 30 seconds with a fastest lap set on lap five of 1:29.823 which put the Ducati Cup Championship Leader on pole for Race 2.
The front row mirrors the race finish with Neary and Day starting from second and third place respectively.
“Really tough race,” Guiver said.
“After about lap five, I was losing the front everywhere.
“It was real hard to know how much to push, obviously I’m the pacesetter so I just tried to maintain the gap back to second, keep consistent, try to not override and bring it home.
“It’s fantastic, really made up.”
In a rerun of Saturday’s race, Rob Guiver started from pole in race two Sunday and took the lead straight away to head the pack into Paddock Hill Bend before clearing off at the front.
Sean Neary third place, found some pace midway through the race and passed Day but left it too late to catch Rollo who took second place with the unassailable Guiver streets ahead already celebrating the win.