Ducati Trioptions Cup Round 5 - Brands Hatch GP
Two weekends off from the last round Snetterton and the championship hotting up between Collier and Guiver.
Collier down to ride a Moto-2 machine also this weekend and not just Guiver would be hoping this to be a distraction as arguably he’s been the man to beat so far this season.
Guiver being very local to the Brands Hatch circuit desperate not just to shine in front of the home fans but hoping to put on the pressure half way through the Ducati TriOption season.
Boom 0.8 seconds clear during qualifying put Guiver pole & favourite for race-1 in front of the three Boast Plumbing team bikes of Collier, Railton & Levi Day. Sean Neary in 5th improving quickly as the season progresses.
Race-1 in wet horrible conditions Collier did manage the fast lap, unfortunately only managing 4th place Guiver managed to pull 12 championship points back with a very important win. Great to see Phil Atkinson back on the podium after a lack-lustre Snetterton.
Sunday last race of the day meant tensions running high, hanging around all day waiting on top of being held on the grid while the BSB riders had their podium presentation and parade lap in car.
Clerk of course gave the lads 2-lap warm-up but as the green flag was about to be waved many riders at rear of grid rushed towards turn-1. This anticipation resulted in two collisions, Rob Guiver breaking both hands and his foot, also Nick Ford being thrown in the air like a rag doll splitting his helmet on landing, breaking his elbow and some ribs.
A lengthy delay whilst the medics carried out their usual miracles before the six lap restart. Collier made the most of Guiver’s bad luck winning but only after being hassled all race by an ever improving Sean Neary on the Zoek Racing 959, even recording the fastest lap pushing for the win.
Speedy recovery to both the unfortunate riders getting caught out on the warm-up lap incident.