Be Wiser PBM Ducati
Sat, 14 Apr 2018
Local racer Rob Guiver (Ducati Romford / Hyside Racing) returned to the scene of last year’s horror crash at Brands to take a hat-trick of pole, fastest lap and Race 1 win this afternoon.
Josh Wainwright (Boast Plumbing) got a great start from 2nd on the grid to take the early lead, before being passed by Sean Neary (Zoek Racing Team) and Guiver.On Lap 5 Guiver passed Neary for the lead into Druids and looked determ ined to take the win from that point onwards, going on to post the fastest lap of the race on his subsequent lap with a time of 47.947s around the Indy circuit.
Guiver took the win with a lead of over 3 seconds of Neary, with Wainwright claiming the final podium position.
Rob Guiver (Ducati Romford / Hyside Racing #13) – 1st
"I’ve had one of these weekends. I had a crash Friday morning, just got the bike sorted and managed to get pole which was a bonus. After I got past the two warm up laps I was sitting on the grid and I thought, yeah, I’ve got a good chance here. Thought I’d 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 was a couple of points that we can really improve the bike so hopefully tomorrow we can do the same again. Well pleased, a big thanks to all the team."
Sean Neary (Zoek Racing Team #10) – 2nd
"I wanted to win but it wasn’t to be. We’ve got to find a bit of edge grip. We’ve got a few issues but you know I rode as hard as I could to bring it home really. But fair play, Rob set a really good pace and he was inch perfect. So, I would have had to risked a lot to stay with him. But you can’t begrudge him after everything that he’s been through. Thanks to the Zoek Racing Team and we’ll keep chipping away."
Josh Wainwright (Boast Plumbing #26) – 3rd
"I got a good start. It’s what I‘ve been practising in over the weekend. Knowing where I was on the grid I needed to make a start happen for this track. We made it happen and just pushed as hard as we can on the first lap, just trying to say to myself, just do consistent qualifying laps and just try and get it under the belt. But first lap out of Clearways and I was out the seat, false neutral, and the boys just pounced so fast I didn’t know which way they went. So, I just tried to be consistent behind them but I just had nothing left. So, I just raced the pitboard, raced the boys and brung it home for the team and just put it on the podium and was really happy with that."
Read Race 2 report here