SP125/RG Racing’s Rob Guiver took his second win of the season at the eighth round of the British 125GP Championship at the Kent circuit of Brands hatch this weekend.
It was Edward Rendell of Team Aztec GP who led into Paddock Hill for the first time followed by Guiver and Adam Blacklock of Repli-Cast UK, but Guiver after only couple of corners took the lead which he kept until the chequered flag.
The battle for second was then on, including James Lodge of KRP/Earnshaws motorcycles and Robbie Stewart of Repli-Cast UK. Blacklock and Lodge had moved up the order pushing Rendell down the order. For the majority of the race the pack of four all made their attempts to gain that extra position, but the battle on the last couple of laps was between Blacklock and Lodge.
The most memorable moment of their attacks was when Blacklock who was behind Lodge made a move on the exit of Druids. He ran wide as he opened up the throttle forcing him to come into contact with Lodge. Blacklock had moved ahead and apologised, but it wasn’t long until Lodge revenged the position back with a stunning outside move around Stirlings to get ahead again.
Lodge on lap five looked to have a problem as he looked down at his bike causing him to lose two places, but a couple of corners later he was back on form and regained his previous position proving the capability of both him as a rider and the bike.
By lap seven Martin Glossop of KRP/Bradley Smith Racing and Brian Clarke of Banks Racing/Express Racewear had also tagged onto the back of the group adding to the mix. It was Lodge who had the last say by a mere 0.066s ahead of Blacklock.
Glossop had gained several places to take fourth ahead of Clark, Stewart and Rendell.
Further down the grid the battle for eighth also had people on the edge of their seat until the end of the 14 laps between five riders who gave an almost paint scrapping battle.
The battle included returning 2008 125cc Championship Matthew Hoyle of SP125racing/Mackrory Demolition, Stewart, Rendell, Taylor Mackenzie of MMCG Motorpoint, Colin Appleyard/Macadam Racing’s Deane Brown and KRP/Daniel Weston Racing’s Tom Hayward.
Hoyle led the group mid race, but the swarm of riders attacked harder and harder, riders as usual were three abreast going into corners. It was front row man Rendell who took sixth place ahead of the group ending his most successful weekend so far this season.
The Taboo Motorsport team continue to gain points in what is being a strong year for the team with Tom Weeden of the Junior team finishing in 14th and Michael Hill rounding off the top 15.
Blacklock also won the Cup championship with his closest rival Dean Browne who battle in group who chased sixth position to eventually finish ninth overall and Mackenzie returns to the BSB paddock to take third.
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