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Premier racer Rob Guiver begins season in style
April 23, 2019
Premier's colours were flying high at Silverstone at the weekend when Rob Guiver, the Premier Security Ducati/ Romford Team racer, delivered a powerful statement of intent with a first and a second place finish in the opening two races of the new Ducati TriOptions Cup campaign.
Premier MD Neil Johns was trackside cheering on Rob as he set about defending the title he won so convincingly last season. The action was screened live on Eurosport and Quest and Rob's form in both races suggests he will be the man to beat this season.
RACE ONE REPORT
The Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup roared back into action at Silverstone this afternoon with 31 riders on the grid.
As the lights went out Rob Guiver (Premier Security / Ducati Romford Racing) made the most of his front row position to get the jump on pole-sitter Josh Wainwright (BPS Racing). He went on to lead for the entire race, setting a new lap record of 57.126s around the National circuit on his way to victory.
Ducati Cup newcomer Josh Day (HOST.IT.co.uk Racing Team) also started on the front row and made a pass on Wainwright to keep Guiver honest for the race duration and finished 2nd, with Wainwright claiming the final podium position.
Phil Atkinson (JWFMotorsport /Dijon Flooring) took 4th and David Shoubridge (Old Garage Legends) 5th, just 0.166s ahead of Sam Middlemas (Boast Plumbing / Salus Approved Inspectors).
Previous series front-runner Sean Neary (SMC Racing) will be looking for a much better Race 2 tomorrow after crashing out unhurt at Becketts.
Rob Guiver (Premier Security / Ducati Romford Racing #1) – 1st"It was amazing to win the first race. I've come here to enjoy it this year, rather than pile a load of pressure on me trying to win the championship. To go out and enjoy it. A good clean race… It was a good race for me. I enjoyed it. Done fast times. Well pleased."
RACE TWO REPORT
Rob Guiver (Premier Security / Ducati Romford Racing) and Josh Day (HOST.IT.co.uk Racing Team) once again led the pack from their front row starts as Race 2 got underway around the Silverstone National circuit. Their rapid pace saw the two riders soon gap the field, with backmarkers starting to come into play at less than 2/3 race distance.
With nothing to split the pair, Day was able to pass Guiver at the start of the final lap, going on to take the chequered flag and his first Ducati Cup win. Guiver claimed 2nd, with Sean Neary (SMC Racing) putting yesterday’s crash behind him to finish 3rd.
Josh Wainwright (BPS Racing), Phil Atkinson (JWF Motorsport /Dijon Flooring) and Sam Middlemas Boast Plumbing / Salus Approved Inspectors) completed the top 6 finishers.