P&H Motorcycles rider Dennis Hobbs is celebrating after being crowned the Ducati TriOptions Cup champion at Silverstone. He was in a season long battle with his team-mate Leon Morris, but it came down to the last race and all he needed was a second place finish and a victory to take the title.
He did just that, and now the racer is now reflecting on what has been a stellar year for his team. What Hobbs has really enjoyed the most was riding his 899 Panigale and duelling with his team-mate Morris. In the end only 13 points separated the pair, but with ten wins and fifteen podiums between them the battle for the title was going to be fierce.
But Hobbs just pipped him to the post, and now he wants to contest his championship and compete in the Cup next year, after winning in such a dramatic fashion.
“I didn’t think the championship would go down to the last race, but the team have been so strong and the bike is so competitive, but I still cant believe I have won - it is the icing on the cake,” said Hobbs, speaking to bikepsortnews.com at the track.
“The 899 is an amazing bike and a special bit of kit, and everything has been spot on and I want to thank my team and Ducati for running the championship. It is always good to have close racing and now I want to retain the championship.”