Successful first official BSB test completed at Silverstone

Successful first official BSB test completed at Silverstone

All three of the teams riders were at Silverstone today for the one day opening pre-season test of the season. James Cook managed to end the day in 3rd position overall with a best lap time of 1:02.728 coming in the final session of the day. Ryan Hitchcock clocked a 1:03.024 on the National circuit which placed him fourth overall at the close of play. Rookie Luca Hopkins also impressed. The number 41 slashed almost three seconds off his lap time over the course of the day. Hopkins rounded out the day confidently inside the top ten. ...
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Wilson Racing announce their three riders for 2021

Wilson Racing announce their three riders for 2021

Wilson Racing return to the British Talent Cup with a three-rider line up for 2021. James Cook and Ryan Hitchcock compete for their second season with the team and are joined by 12-year-old rookie Luca Hopkins. James Cook finished an impressive 8th overall in his first season in the class in 2020 with four top six finishes. Ryan Hitchcock also impressed in his rookie season ending the year 10th in the championship standings and scoring points in all 10 races. Whilst the British Talent Cup remains his main focus Ryan also took two British minibike titles in 2020. Although a very competitive championship both James and Ryan are hoping to be challenging for the podium at some tracks during the new season. Luca Hopkins comes into the team having finished runner-up in the British Minibikes Ovhale Cup. Hopkins now wants to step up to Moto3 machinery and has picked the team owned by the vastly experienced Gary Wilson. His goal this season is to...
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Josh Hiatt tells about his 2020 season

Josh Hiatt tells about his 2020 season

Josh Hiatt was one of three riders that joined Wilson Racing at the beginning of the 2020 season. Here are his thoughts of the season just ended. "The 2020 season wasn’t the easiest due to my neck problems, but I still thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity and would like to thank everyone at Wilson Racing for the help this season, as they helped out in every way possible. With the shortened season we didn’t end up going to my favourite track Knockhill. However, I really enjoyed riding Brands Hatch due to the changes in elevation and flow of the track, which made it very enjoyable to ride on the moto 3 bike. Another thing that I’ve enjoyed this year is learning more about the technical side of the bike, the changes that can be done to the bikes and the effects which they have on the bike. Working with Ian by watching track-side and going through data has also helped me to understand...
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Wilson return to UK with three-rider line up

Wilson return to UK with three-rider line up

Wilson Racing return to the UK to take on the challenge of the British Talent Cup with a three rider line up and a new title sponsor in Fwd Motion. FWD Motion is an experienced, full-service creative agency, specialising in boosting brands for global, national and local organisations. They have provided a completely new look for the 2020 Wilson Racing Moto3 machines. The Barnsley based team won the British Motostar standard class Moto3 title in 2017 with Max Cook, whilst last year they took to the podium in the ultra-competitive European Talent Cup. Restored to the BSB Paddock for 2020 they field a completely new rider line up. 17-year-old Josh Hiatt from Cannock has two year’s previous experience of a standard Moto3. Last year he finished fifth in the British Motostar standard class. Hiatt is joined by two 12-year-old racers who will embark on their first ever competitive races on a Honda NSF250R this year. James Cook (The Captain), is the younger brother of Max...
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Fenton Seabright moves up to Moto3 Junior World Championship

Fenton Seabright moves up to Moto3 Junior World Championship

Fenton Seabright has become another rider from Wilson Racing to move on to the Moto3 Junior World Championship and all at Wilson Racing wish him well. From the round at Albacete he has moved up to Moto3 JWC and joins other riders that have passed through the Wilson Racing team; Max Cook, Scott Ogden and Jack Hart. This means that Wilson Racing will not be competing at the last two rounds of CEV. We are now busy preparing for a structure that could offer the teams riders the possibility of stepping from British Talent Cup to CEV championships within the same set up. More details on that over the coming months....
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MotorLand Aragon preview

MotorLand Aragon preview

The 13 and 14 July will see round four of the European Talent Cup take place at the MotorLand circuit Aragon. There will be two races over the weekend. The circuit is known for its famous wall that forms the dramatic backdrop for many a photo of the competitors as they complete the 5.078 kilometres (3.155 mile) track. The two Wilson Racing riders will have to negotiate 7 left hand corners and 10 right and then quickly get up to speed down the main straight that is just under a kilometre in length. The track varies in elevation by 50 metres during the lap and features the reverse corkscrew between turns eight and nine. The official lap record for the European Talent Cup class is 2:03.909 which was set by Fermin Aldeguer in 2018, although Manuel Gonzalez was 0.435 seconds quicker with his qualifying lap the same year when he took pole position. Last year Jose Rueda and David Muñoz shared the race victories, with the rest of the podium positions shared between Victor Rodriguez, Xavier Artigas, David Salvador...
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Wilson Racing finish a successful qualifying at Valencia

Wilson Racing finish a successful qualifying at Valencia

With 62 riders entered for the European Talent Cup event at the famous Ricardo Tormo circuit the qualifying was split into two groups. In the first group, Fenton Seabright worked hard to do his best to mitigate the penalty he has to suffer in the first race of the weekend. He clocked a lap time of 1:44.690 which placed him seventh in his group in Q1. The riders were unable to improve on their lap times during the second session but Seabright finished sixth overall. Photo: Rocio Hellin Cano Jack Hart rode in the second qualifying group. Like Seabright in the first group his best lap time came in the morning session. Hart completed 21 laps, saving the best to the end. His last lap time of 1:43.687 put him just 0.179 seconds behind the fastest rider and third. Hart was fast again in the second qualifying session finishing fourth, although his Q1 time was his best. Race Direction will now amalgamate the groups...
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Wilson Racing announce 2019 European line up

Wilson Racing announce 2019 European line up

Wilson Racing, the Barnsley based Moto3 racing team, has announced that it will be competing in the extremely competitive European Talent Cup with two riders in 2019. Scottish rider Jack Hart moves across from the British Motostar championship and will compete with the new Wilson Racing rider Fenton Seabright. Team owners Gary Wilson and Nikki Cartwright are keen to take on this huge challenge in the very competitive standard Moto3 class of the FIM CEV Repsol series. Riders from all over the world compete on standard Honda NSF250R Moto3 machines. Hart and Seabright will get to race on famous GP circuits like Jerez, Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia and Motorland in Aragon. In 2018 Jack Hart competed in the Motostar series. The 14-year-old already has experience of the European Talent Cup competition, having raced in the championship in 2017 and competed again as a wildcard at the final round last year. Hart finished last year with a superb fourth in the British...
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Wilson Racing 2018 season review

Wilson Racing 2018 season review

The British Motostar standard class season has now finished but you can still cheer on three of our riders in the final round of the British Talent Cup on the 16 – 18 November 2018 at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia. Scott Ogden, Charlie Atkins and Jack Hart will again experience the MotoGP circus that traditionally ends the season in Valencia Spain. Whilst the circuit will be new to Ogden, Atkins and Hart rode there in 2017 in the European Talent Cup and spent a good part of the race battling against each other. All three riders will be hoping they have done enough to convince the organisers’ of the British Talent Cup they should be kept in the championship for 2019. Looking back at the British Motostar Championship 2018 Scott Ogden had a fantastic rookie season. The rider from Belton, near Doncaster narrowly missed out on third position overall with 212 points. He reached the podium six times including taking victory...
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Wilson Racing return to action at Knockhill

Wilson Racing return to action at Knockhill

It’s now two months since the last round of the Hel Performance British Motostar championship but it feels a lot longer. Round three is at the Scottish circuit of Knockhill in Fife, the local track of Wilson Racing’s Jack Hart. During the break in the Motostar championship Jack was one of three Wilson Racing riders busy in the British Talent Cup. Jack said, “I made a big jump with the bike getting my best results in the championship so far.” The young Scot has also spent time training. Firstly, on his CRF with Rory Skinner and then a long weekend at the circuit de Ribera. Unfortunately, some unseasonal weather meant he didn’t get much track time in Spain. Jack has also been working hard at the gym and now school is finished he is happy to report he should have even more time for bikes. Jake Clark also went to the Spanish circuit where he received some training from Circuimoto. Athletic Performance Training have continued...
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