Morris becomes the 2016 Ducati TriOptions Cup champion while Neary takes the last win of the year at Brands Hatch
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Guiver leads the Ducati TriOptions Cup championship again with a Race 2 win at Cadwell
'Rapid' Rob Guiver (Hyside Motorcycles) returned to the top of the Ducati TriOptions Cup championship with a dominant Race 2 win at Cadwell Park today.
But there was drama before the race had even started as Robbie Brown (Boast Plumbing) crashed out on the warm up lap when his front brake locked up on the Mountain.
Once the lights went out, Guiver got away well passing Sean Neary (Zoek Racing Team) for 2nd behind polesitter and Race 1 winner Leon Morris (Carl Cox Motorsport/P&H Motorcycles). With Brown out of the race, Phil Atkinson (Highsparks Motorsport) was promoted to 4th. The leading group of Morris, Guiver, Neary and Atkinson riders soon started to pull a gap on the rest of the field who were led by Louis Dawson (Ducati Wolverhampton).
Lap 3 saw Guiver posting the fastest lap of the race at that time and a pass on Morris at the Hairpin earned him the race lead. Morris shortly found himself down another position into third when Neary took 2nd place passing Morris at Hall Bends.
On Lap 5 and at half race distance Guiver set a new Ducati Cup lap record with a time of 1:32.129 moving him 1.5 seconds ahead of Neary, Morris and Atkinson with Dawson still holding onto 5th.
Atkinson then passed Morris for the last podium spot. Jonathon Railton (Boast Plumbing) was the next rider to make a move on track as he got the better of Dawson to secure 5th.
Guiver finished the race with a comfortable 3 second lead, with Neary taking another 2nd place finish and Atkinson taking 3rd. Morris was able to stick with Atkinson but was ultimately unable to make a pass and missed out on a podium spot by 0.129 seconds.
Guiver now sits back at the top of the table with 199 points. Morris is 2nd with 191 points and Neary 3rd with 161 points.
Rob Guiver - Hyside Motorcycles
"Perfect day. Yesterday we really struggled with the bike we had some major front end issues. We made a load of changes and it was a completely different bike today. I could ride exactly how I wanted and push as hard as I wanted. To bring it home with a victory and lead again after yesterday is fantastic."
Sean Neary - Zoek Racing Team
"I really enjoyed the race. And overall I really can't complain coming away with 40 points. It's good for my championship and I'm third overall at the minute but I've really got to start topping that podium to claw them [Guiver & Morris] back. We've had 8 podiums out of 10 races so I've got to be happy with that so a massive thank you to the Zoek Racing Team and all the sponsors and we'll keep chipping away. It's my home round at Oulton Park next so I really can't wait for that and hopefully we'll finally get that top step."
Phil Atkinson - Highsparks Motorsport
"The race was much better than yesterday. We had a few issues with the bike but the team worked real hard overnight and it was a good way to pay them back by being on the podium. Hopefully we can get some more testing. We don't seem to riding the bike enough compared to some of the other guys. Oulton Park, I'm ok there so we'll go do it again and hopefully be back on the podium."