Motosport: Solid showing for Rainham’s Rob Guiver on Brands Hatch return after 2017 injury
PUBLISHED: 13:00 19 April 2018
The Hyside Motorcycles of Romford rider impressed in the last meeting of the Ducati Tri-Options Cup
Rainham’s Rob Guiver could be satisfied with his showing at the most recent British Superbike meeting of the season at Brands Hatch.
The local racer, who rides a Ducati bike for Hyside Motorcycles of Romford in the Ducati Tri-Options Cup, returned to the scene of his bad accident in 2017.
Despite this, he showed his class with a hat-trick of pole, fastest lap and race one on the opening day.
Guiver took the lead in race one on lap five and set the fastest lap of the race with a time of 47.947 seconds around the Indy circuit.
Eventually the Rainham rider extended his lead to three seconds to take first.
Race two was more difficult despite his start on pole and with the wet conditions making life tough, Guiver did drop down to 10th.
He worked his way back well though, to eventually claim sixth, which places him fifth in the overall standings on 46 points.
Guiver said: “I’ve had one of those weekends. I had a crash Friday morning, just about got the bike sorted, but managed to get pole, so that was a bonus.
“After I got past the two warm up laps, I was sitting on the grid and I thought ‘I’ve got a good chance here’ and I just wanted to take my time and see what the other riders were doing.
“There was not a lot of grip at all out there, so I was just trying to ride for what grip I had. There were a couple of points that we can really improve the bike, but I was well pleased with the win, so a big thanks to all the team..
“I finish sixth in our second race and was still struggling with some confidence in the wet conditions, but I am making steps forward. Overall I’ve had a great weekend with all the team and I can’t wait for Oulton now.”