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Morris and Nutt share the spoils at Oulton Park

Oulton Park produced two superb TriOptions Cup races with an epic battle unfolding between P&H/Carl Cox Motorsport team-mates Leon Morris and Dennis Hobbs at the top of the points table the pressure was on both riders to out-perform the other this weekend.

In perfect conditions on Saturday it was a fierce battle between the top five riders that captivated the Oulton Park crowds. Morris and Hobbs were hounded down by Sean Neary, Marty Nutt and Rob Guiver for the entire contest and picking a winner looked like an impossible task.

Unfortunately a late engine failure for Guiver dropped fluid on the track and brought out the red flags which paid to a photo finish. The result was declared with Morris winning from Hobbs and Neary.

The second TriOptions Cup race kicked off proceedings on Sunday in difficult drying conditions. Reigning champion Marty Nutt secured pole position by setting the fastest lap in the first contest, and the #1 JHP/Ducati Coventry machine led from lights to flag to secure a maiden victory in 2014.

Behind Nutt the battle between Hobbs and Morris came to a head, as Hobbs made a bid for second place into Hislops Chicane and Morris was forced to run straight on and lose places. Hobbs went on to take his second second of the weekend, while a fourth for Morris means that the gap has closed to just 21 points in the standings despite his win on Saturday.

The P&H/Carl Cox Motorsport squad scooped the dealer award with three podiums across the weekend. 

Dennis Hobbs said: "Towards the end of the second race I was getting into a rhythm and probably had a bit more pace than Leon. I got a good drive out of Britten's and was out-braking him - I left room but he kept coming across and I felt a slight touch. I just concentrated on my race and nearly managed to make a move on Marty. To get two second places is mega this weekend."

Marty Nutt said: "It feels good to get my first win of the year - I think we could've had a bit of a result yesterday too but I'm still happy. I'm not worried about the championship - I just want to try and get on the top step of the podium as often as possible and as long as I do the best I can then the championship will take care of itself. If it's to be it's to be, but it's great to be able to thank our sponsors as I've not been on the top step yet this year!"