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The Ducati TriOptions Cup was full of drama as the championship landscape shifted throughout the weekend. Robbie Brown (Boast Plumbing) took the race 1 win after a brilliant race saw the former champion make his claim for the title after championship leader Leon Morris (Carl Cox Motorsport/P&H Motorcycles) had a disastrous race.

Morris had started the race from the second row of the grid but a sprocket bolt had come loose meaning the Hampshire man being removed from the grid and joining the race from pit lane. Morris could only manage a 22nd place finish thus gaining no points and handing the championship lead to Brown by five points. Phillip Atkinson (High Sparks TC5) took the final podium position. Title holder Dennis Hobbs (Carl Cox Motorsport/P&H Motorcycles) came home fourth, a remarkable achievement considering the Scot was in considerable pain due to an upper arm fracture.

In Race 2, it was Rob Guiver who made the race his own, pulling out a four second lead when crossing the line and smashing Leon Morris's lap record in the process by over a second. No one could get near the Hyside Motorcycles sponsored rider, with Morris trailing in a distant second and Atkinson completing a stunning weekend for his new sponsors with a double podium. For Robbie Brown the tables of fortune were turned as the boy from Biddulph was forced to sit out the race when technical problems during the warm up prevented him for taking part in the race.

The Cadwell Park results has blew the championship wide open and making Rob Guiver a contender for the title. After race 2 he commented: "Before the weekend we thought the championship was out of reach but we have had a mega weekend and things have turned around for us."

Leon Morris after Brown's misfortune is now leading the points total and had sympathy for Brown but pleased to be back leading the championship: "Yesterday (Race 1) was very disappointing, I am sorry for Robbie but it has levelled things up and we will take that after yesterday."