Scott Ogden was involved in an intense eight rider battle for victory in the second race of the Hel Performance British Motostar Moto3 championship. Riding for the Barnsley Wilson Racing team the 15-year-old secured third spot and was only 0.191 seconds from the race victory.
The team also saw top ten finishes for Jack Hart and Charlie Atkins, a point for Jake Clark and some great continued development for the young Osian Jones.
The 30-minute qualifying session took place in drizzle on the 1.6-mile national circuit. Scott Ogden put in an impressive session finishing fourth just four thousandths of a second from a top three. Jake Clark finished tenth doing well in the wet, with Charlie Atkins 15th , Jack Hart 19th and Osian Jones 21st.
Jack Hart had a fantastic race. Starting from 19th on the grid he worked his way through to a superb top ten finish putting in a series of consistent lap times.
Scott Ogden made a good start and was in the thick of the action in the leading group. Up to second at one point before he was taken out by an overenthusiastic move from another ride three laps from the end of the race.
Jake Clark had a difficult race. Although nothing mechanically wrong with his bike he didn’t feel comfortable and slipped to 16th at the flag.
Charlie Atkins also suffered. Having quickly made up four places in the early laps he slid out of the race on lap seven.
Osian Jones crossed the line in 17th place less than half a second behind teammate Jake Clark. The young Welsh rider had continued to improve on his lap times throughout the sessions.
Scott Ogden made a fantastic start and was again right at the front with the leading riders. The group consisted of eight riders all racing the same Honda NSF250R machines and places were switching all the time. One lap you were third and the next down in sixth. After 22 laps of hard but fair racing Ogden claimed his third podium of the season.
Charlie Atkins managed to put race one behind him. Whilst he lost touch with the leading group of eight riders he battled hard in a group of three riders crossing the line in a good tenth position.
Jack Hart was unable to follow up his top ten rom race one in the second outing but still collected still collected points as he crossed the line in 13th.
A little further back Jake Clark was embroiled in a battle with four other riders eventually crossing the line in 15th place to pick up another championship point.
Young rookie Osian Jones crossed the line in 19th place. Although out of the points the 13-year-old managed to significantly improve his lap times over the weekend.
Gary Wilson said,” I’m delighted Scott got on the podium today. After the disappointment of being knocked off yesterday it was what he deserved and it was so nearly his second win. Charlie Atkins also reacted well to coming off yesterday with his tenth place. Jack Hart didn’t repeat his success of yesterday but set his fastest lap of the weekend in race 2. I am delighted with his effort as I am with Osian Jones too. He is the youngest of our riders and every goal we set him he fully commits to it. Finally, I’d like to thank all our sponsors and in particular a big thank you to Fosters Bakery who helped out after Charlie Atkin’s big crash at Cadwell Park.”