Leon Scoops his Third Victory of the Series
Oulton Park in Cheshire was the venue for the latest thrilling installment of the Ducati Tri Options Cup (2-4 May). Our very own Leon Morris, and 2011 series champion, scooped his third victory of the series whilst Dennis Hobbs had one of the most impressive rides of the day. After crashing out in qualifying, Dennis ended up last on the grid! However this did not deter him and he ended up finishing 5th overall after he charged past 29 other riders. Hobbs’ superb race through the field means he maintains top spot in the standings by five points from Nutt. Morris is ten points behind team mate Dennis Hobbs. Race 2 was cancelled and has been rescheduled for a tripple header at the Donnington Park World Superbikes meet (22-24 May).
Leon Morris said: “After the disappointment of Brands that was really needed for us, we’re really happy. Marty came past me and I did a pretty hard move to get him back but I was committed – after that I didn’t see anyone. I think tomorrow will be a bit different but that is definitely a bit of a monkey off my back as we had a difficult opening round.”
Rob Guiver said: “I am a bit gutted to be honest – starting from where I was it was a big ask to get the win but I was definitely after a rostrum anyway. I didn’t have a great start, I was aiming for something a bit better but got boxed in and pushed out wide. When I got Marty at the end, the bike started cutting out going down the gears, it wasn’t bad at first but then I had a big moment at Cascades and then going into Hislops it fully cut out and I had to pick it up and go across the grass. It turns out I was running out of fuel so I’m glad I managed to finish the race! It was a bit of a shame not to get second but it’s still good points and after what happened at Brands that’s what I needed!”