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ACE CAFE T3 RACING TEAM!
It was another great weekend for the Ace Cafe T3 Racing team and their rider Rob Guiver who came away with the cup win in both races and the full 50 points available for the weekend!
See below the race reports for Saturday's sprint race and the feature race on Sunday.
Rob Guiver consolidates his British Supersport Cup lead
Guiver consolidated his lead of the British Supersport Cup class championship in yesterday’s sprint race when he took the win once again for the Ace Cafe T3 Racing team.
Guiver was by far the strongest cup rider, finishing 12th overall in the race and improving on his qualifying time by a second. His closest cup class competitor was Tommy Dale who finished 15th and four seconds behind the rider from Essex.
Off the line Guiver got a great start and ended up battling with Danny Buchan and Scott Smart eventually overtaking them. We caught up with him after the race:
“I made a really, really good start, I was in a good position for the first turn. I managed to get passed a few riders. When I was in 14th I had a good battle with the riders in front and I managed to get passed them meaning I finished twelfth and won the cup! It’s a brilliant result and the bike is going really well.”
Team Principal Tony Scott also spoke to us about the result and what it meant to the team:
“I’m really pleased with how that went! Two main reasons, we’ve got two seasoned riders out there - Buchan and Smart - Rob was in front of them plus he got a great start. I thought he’d do well at Silverstone because of his 125GP high speed corner stuff. He likes high speed circuits; he knows how to keep the gas on. His times were very good, I think he had a second improvement on qualifying. I was very pleased with that and I think Rob will be too because that was a position that was won and not by default. That was a good straight race and he was in front of some good names!”
Guiver was 65 points ahead of Bjorn Estment after Saturday's race. For more race updates like T3 Racing on Facebook or follow @T3Racing on twitter.
Double win for Guiver at Silverstone
Rob Guiver and the Ace Cafe T3 Racing team ended the penultimate round of British Motorsport on a high collecting the first place trophy and the team trophy once again.
Guiver is now well placed to win the championship at Brands Hatch next round with his 45 point lead over Bjorn Estment.
Guiver started Race 2 in 16th and got another great start but struggled to get heat into his rear tyre. He ran wide and found himself in 19th at the end of lap one behind Estment and it seemed his championship aspirations could be in jeopardy.
He was going much faster than the riders in front of him and soon picked off Estment before Kervin Bos crashed and the safety car was brought out.
Guiver continued to battle with Estment who passed him again on lap six but the Ace Cafe racer sneaked back passed him and moved on to pass Danny Buchan.
On lap nine Guiver set the fastest lap for a cup rider of 2:12.036 and was chasing down Scott Smart.
With just two laps to go it wasn’t enough time to make a move on Smart but Guiver felt he had it in him. He commented:
“I had a good start but I got pushed a bit wide on turn six I think and then I just couldn’t get any heat into my rear tyre. When I got into it, it heated up and was fine but then the safety car came out and I had the same problem again the two laps after! But once I got some heat into it it was absolutely fine and I could get going and start picking some riders off! It was a good result but I think I could have done at least three or four positions better than that.”
Team Principal Tony Scott was extremely happy with the way the weekend had panned out:
“It’s a really odd situation with points and dropping rounds that we could not go to Brands Hatch and come away the champions. But that wouldn’t be cricket, it’s not racing, so we’ll go to Brands Hatch and get the points we need and hopefully it’ll be enough. At the moment we’ve got one hand on the trophy but we’ll just have to see what we can do.”
The final round of British Supersport will take place at Brands Hatch in two weeks time (18th - 20th October 2013). Guiver will be racing at 16.20 on the Saturday and 13.30 on Sunday.
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