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Guiver stretches series lead in Ducati Tri-Options Cup as Cadwell Park trip proves key

PUBLISHED: 07:00 24 August 2018

Rob Guiver in action at Cadwell Park (Pic: Eric O'Brien)

Rob Guiver in action at Cadwell Park (Pic: Eric O'Brien)

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Rainham racer Rob Guiver stretched his lead at the top of the Ducati Tri-Options Cup Championship table after picking up a first and third place finish at Cadwell Park.

The Ducati Romford racing team member now has 227 points and is 49 points clear with two rounds left as he looks to be crowned champion.

Guiver got off to a strong start with the second fastest time in qualifying to put him on the first row of the grid for race one.

And he crossed the line in the final podium position just behind winner Levi Day and runner-up Lewis Rollo.

“I’ve been struggling through practice and qualifying with rear grip, it just seems to be breaking all of a sudden without warning,” said Guiver.

“There are a lot of things to look at as I had some trouble with the brakes as well.

“No excuses, I rode as hard as I could. I felt I had some good pace, but at the end of the day I only had to beat one man so job done really. Just got to keep bringing it home now.

“It’s the end of the Championship where things get tense. Fingers crossed, keep plugging away, keep finishing on the podium and then wrap this up.”

In race two, Guiver showed his class as he took the chequered flag in first place with Rollo following him in for another second-place while Day managed to finish third.

“From the start I had a bit of a clutch slip problem in the lower gears and I was really struggling through the Mountain section,” he added.

“On the fast stuff it was great. I was plus zero, plus zero, waiting for whoever it was to come past and attack me and as soon as Lewis did I thought ‘Championship, what do I do?’

“But my pace was good, so I thought ‘take your brain out of this discussion and go for it’.

“The last part of the Mountain section I was all over it, God knows how I hung onto the bike! I’m really pleased as this has cemented my championship now.”

Guiver is now keen to wrap up the Championship title and wants it done early with a successful race at the next round in Silverstone.

“Hopefully we can wrap it up at Silverstone, you never know,” he said.

“We’ve been going for this for a long time, so let’s do it.”

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