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 at Brands Hatch in July.
Charlie Atkins scored 132 points this season finishing ninth overall. The rider from Goole completed his third season with the team. He suffered a horrendous crash at Cadwell Park in August which saw him airlifted to hospital. Fortunately, he was discharged later that day. His best result came at Oulton Park in May where he placed fourth.
Jack Hart won all three Scottish 125cc title in 2017 and rode in the European Talent Cup. He brought this valuable experience with him to the BSB paddock finishing his rookie year with 86 points and a fantastic fourth place finish in appalling conditions at the last race of the season at Brands Hatch. Hart finished just outside the top ten in 11th position.
Jake Clark completed his first full year for the Wilson Racing team in 2018. The Bromsgrove biker collected 32 points during the year. He had two top ten finishes at Oulton Park in May and finished the season 19th overall.
Osian Jones was the youngest member of the team in 2018 and was only granted permission to start the championship at round three. The now 13-year-old from Mold in Flintshire grew in confidence with each race and scored a total of 19 championship points. Despite the terrible weather in the final race at Brands Hatch he held on and came home in a superb sixth place.
Max Cook took the standard class title for the team in 2017 and made wildcard appearances at the three Brands Hatch meetings. The now Red Bull Rookie rider and British Talent Cup title contender took two second places in April on the Indy track, a third on the GP track in July and finished with a win in the final round at the Kent circuit.
Gary and Nikita would like to thank the boys and their families for their commitment and all the fun they have had in 2018 and are looking forward to next season.
Image: Kerry Rawson