Wilson Racing Team 2018
Photo: Kerry Rawson

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 to help him with his fitness levels and he spent time racing at the Wirral 100 club. During the break he also managed to pick up a new sponsor, The Modern Electric Tattoo Company, who have fantastically agreed to sponsor his tyres at the remaining rounds.

Charlie Atkins was also busy between the Motostar rounds. He too featured in the British Talent Cup rounds at Donington and then Snetterton. He had two top ten finishes in round two of that championship. At Snetterton he finished ninth in race one and a crash in race two. Fortunately, nothing serious though. Atkins has managed to keep up his training with Gemma from Selby Sports Massage. He has also been out cycling, doing a bit of flat tracking and miniGP riding too.

Scott Ogden has had some great results at the British Talent Cup in between the Motostar rounds. At Donington he finished fourth in the first race before being knocked off in race two. In the fifth and sixth races of the season at Snetterton he managed another fourth place and is now sixth in the championship. He missed out on his first British Talent Cup podium in race two by just quarter of a second.

Like the other team members, he can’t get enough of bikes so has also been using his mini mototard, a Kawasaki KX85 at Whilston Mill and Fatcats most weeks. Whilst partly for fun he has also been working on the connection between twist grip and rear tyre. When off the bike Scott has been almost constantly active. He has been circuit training, playing football and preparing to represent South Axholme Academy in the 1500m county championships. There has also been the small matter of mock exams at school so lots of revision.

The team is delighted to finally welcome Osian Jones. The newest member has had to wait until round three to start his Motostar career. The 13-year-old has joined the Motostar series from the Knockhill round on. Osian from Mold in Flintshire is the middle of three bike mad brothers. He rode in the Aprilia Superteens in 2017 to obtain his national licence and move across to Moto3 for 2018. Recently he rode in the Wirral 100 championship with Jake Clark and manged three podium finishes over the weekend.