Tough assignment in Barcelona

Tough assignment in Barcelona

Barnsley Moto3 team were out in Barcelona last weekend for the third round of the European Talent Cup. It was a tough weekend for both Fenton Seabright and Jack Hart. Seabright managed to finish in the points with 15th place whilst Jack Hart crossed the line in 33rd spot. Qualifying Fenton Seabright finished 11th overall in qualifying group A. In the first session the team struggled a bit with bike set-up with it being the first time at this circuit. Seabright finished 12th overall. In the second session he initially was up against it running low down the order. However, after some further adjustments he managed a lap of 1:53.935 for fifth in Q2. Only a handful of riders improved in the hotter conditions and this time put him 11th in the combined standings for group A. Jack Hart took part in the Group B qualifying sessions. He set a 1:55.314 in Q1 which meant he was 18th overall. Hart also struggled to...
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Heart break for Jack but Fenton collects valuable points.

Heart break for Jack but Fenton collects valuable points.

Photo: Rocio Hellin Cano From the rain soaked circuit of Estoril the European Talent Cup moved to sunny Valencia for round two. Wilson Racing, the Moto3 team from Barnsley, suffered mixed fortunes over the weekend. Jack Hart showed fantastic pace but crashed out of both races, the first whilst leading. Seabright suffered a harsh grid penalty of 12 places but managed to comeback and score points in both races. Qualifying With 62 riders attempting to make the 38 rider grid qualifying was split into two groups. Jack Hart continued the form that saw him stand on the podium in the recent British Talent Cup event as he finished third in his group. Fenton Seabright also set a good lap time ending his two qualifying sessions in seventh overall. Unfortunately for the runner up in race one at Estoril, he was sanctioned with a 12 place grid penalty. The penalty related to the finish line crash he had with Spanish rider Ivan Ortola that saw the Britain hit the asphalt just after the line. Ortola, for his part,...
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European Talent Cup Valencia November 2018

European Talent Cup Valencia November 2018

On Saturday the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia was awash with warm sunshine although it took some time for the track to warm up. Qualifying The number of riders entered for the final round of the European talent Cup meant that qualifying had to take place in two separate groups. With the first group out at 08:45 immediately followed by the second at 10:25 the track was still cool. Scott Ogden and Jack Hart were included in the first group with Ogden finished 9th overall with a lap time of 1:46.822. Jack Hart set a time of 1:48.379 putting him 19th quickest, which was impressive as the young Scott had been sick during the morning. Max Cook went out next and his time of 1:46.671 placed him 14th in group B. Just after lunchtime the riders were back on the circuit. By now the temperatures had increased and lap times were falling. Hart managed to reduce his time to 1:45.994 placing him 15th in...
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European Talent Cup Valencia 2017

European Talent Cup Valencia 2017

Wilson Racing riders Max Cook and Charlie Atkins took part in the final round of the European Talent Cup over the weekend. Under clear blue skies the young riders got to enjoy the famous Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia and compete against some of the best young riders in Europe. European Talent Cup Valencia 2017 Qualifying Thirty seven riders took to the track during the first of two forty minute qualifying sessions. In the first of those Max Cook managed to record a lap time of 1:44.077 putting him fourteenth overall and 1.2 seconds behind the leading rider. Charlie Atkins was less fortunate as early in the session another rider went down the inside of the number 56 where there wasn’t a lot of room. The two touched and Atkins crashed out on just his fourth lap. The team worked quickly to get Atkins back out before the end of the session. With a second qualifying session in the afternoon Atkins used the...
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