Great to see the Premier logo on the Donington podium at the weekend courtesy of the impressive Josh Wainwright.
Josh, onboard his Boast Plumbing sponsored machine, followed up his fourth place in Sunday’s Race One of the Ducati Tri-Options Cup to secure an impressive third place in Bank Holiday Monday’s Race Two.
Mark Cheetham (Highsparks Motorsport) made the most of his skills in the wet conditions to take a decisive victory in Race 2. Cheetham’s teammate Lewis Rollo managed to lead from pole before Cheetham, who had started 6th on the grid, made a pass on the race leader at the end of Lap 3.
The two riders started to gap the field and when Dijon Compton crashed out on the following lap, Phil Atkinson was promoted to a podium position with a potential Highsparks Motorsport podium lockout. But disaster struck on Lap 6 when Rollo crashed out from 2nd place at Foggy Esses. Cheetham passed the chequered flag with a dominant 11 second lead ahead of his teammate Atkinson and Josh Wainwright (Boast Plumbing).
Cheetham leaves Donington leading the championship with 34 points. Josh Wainwright sits 2nd with 29 points with Phil Atkinson a single point behind in 3rd place.
Afterwards, Josh Wainwright said:” Start as we mean to go on. We come away here with a smile. Especially, as the conditions were treacherous and no one knew what to expect at Round 1. Positive, build on this and having fun and that’s the main thing. Family and friends are all enjoying themselves watching me do what I do and I’m enjoying it more. Bring on Round 2.”