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 learn the tracks and break into the top 20.
Wilson Racing took the Hel Performance British Motostar title in 2017, the previous standard class format to the British Talent Cup, when James Cook’s older brother Max dominated the series on board his Wilson Racing Moto3.
Gary Wilson said,” The British Talent Cup is a great series to watch young talent grow. In the past we have had riders such as James’ older brother Max Cook as well as Scott Ogden and Dan Jones who all laterwent on to ride in the Red Bull Rookies Cup.
Our goal is always to bring on and develop the youngsters. Both James and Ryan had a great first year in the series and I am confident they will do even better this year. I am looking forward to working with Luca Hopkins in what will be a learning year for the young rider.”