- 159 hp Power
- 129 Nm Torque
- 218 kg Dry Weight
Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup: Oulton Park - Round 2
Rob Guiver (Premier Security /Ducati Romford Racing) made a fantastic start from 5th as the lights went out and was quick to catch pole sitter and race leader Josh Day (HOST-IT.co.uk Racing Team).
Guiver went on to make a pass for the lead on Lap 2, going on to set a fastest lap of 1:40.385 around Oulton Park just two laps later.
But just after two thirds race distance the red flag came out after Peter Hasler (Art of Racing) crashed out unhurt at Druids on Lap 7, bringing with it a premature end to the racing action.
Rob Guiver was declared the race winner, Day finished 2nd and Josh Wainwright (BPS Racing) took 3rd.
Race 2 at Oulton Park saw Guiver on a charge from the off and by half race distance he had built up a 3.6s lead over the rest of the field.
Day put in some fast laps after having to make his way through the top riders after a poor start, but they were ultimately not enough to reign in the race leader. Despite a couple of moments on the bike, Guiver was able to take the chequered flag ahead of Day, with over 3 seconds in hand.
Mark Cheetham (Highsparks Motorsport) was closing in on Wainwright to set up a late battle for third but his progress was halted after catching a back marker at Hislop's chicane, leaving Wainwright to claim his second 3rd place of the weekend and complete a repeat of Race 1’s podium finishers.
Rob Guiver (Premier Security / Ducati Romford Racing #1) – Race 1 & 2, 1st
"It's been a good weekend. I was quite confident going into Race 1 that we could run Josh's pace because he's been quite quick through practice and qualifying. I managed to get in front, did some real surprising lap times. It was a lot fast than what I thought it was going to be. I felt quite comfortable but towards the end of the race I was getting a bit of arm pump which was a concern for today. So, I needed to get away at the start if I needed any chance of winning. The plan worked out well really, it never normally does! Good start, got away but by Lap 4 I really, really struggled. My arm was really pumped up and I struggled to hold on. I was sliding, it was a horrible end to the race really. But it's obviously great to get the victory. I need to go back and talk to Held. They've been a fantastic leather sponsor so far, we've just got to do some tweaks, get me a bit more comfortable and then hopefully the rest of the season we can crack on and challenge Josh for some more victories."
Josh Day (HOST-IT.co.uk Racing Team) – Race 1 & 2, 2nd
"Mega happy. I'm only 10 points behind in the championship. At the start pf the year, if somebody had said 2nd Round you'll be 2nd in the championship I would have laughed at them. It's brilliant. All the guys are brilliant, get on well. Absolutely loving it. HOST-IT.co.uk have given me a really good bike and are always getting stuff sorted. Learning all the time. Over the moon with the weekend, over the moon with the year so far."
Josh Wainwright (BPS Racing #26) – Race 1 & 2, 3rd
"Ever so closer to where I want to be. More time on the bike on circuits we're racing at would be key for us, seeing as these boys have rode these before and we're struggling with setup. And to cram it all into one weekend is very difficult but I' sure by the end of the season we'll be on the top step."