Josh Hiatt tells about his 2020 season

Josh Hiatt tells about his 2020 season

Josh Hiatt was one of three riders that joined Wilson Racing at the beginning of the 2020 season. Here are his thoughts of the season just ended. "The 2020 season wasn’t the easiest due to my neck problems, but I still thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity and would like to thank everyone at Wilson Racing for the help this season, as they helped out in every way possible. With the shortened season we didn’t end up going to my favourite track Knockhill. However, I really enjoyed riding Brands Hatch due to the changes in elevation and flow of the track, which made it very enjoyable to ride on the moto 3 bike. Another thing that I’ve enjoyed this year is learning more about the technical side of the bike, the changes that can be done to the bikes and the effects which they have on the bike. Working with Ian by watching track-side and going through data has also helped me to understand...
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Moto3 season ends brightly for Wilson Racing

Moto3 season ends brightly for Wilson Racing

The British Talent Cup Moto3 season concluded at Brands Hatch last weekend with all three team riders back on track. There were two races over the weekend with James Cook finishing 6th in his best of the weekend and Ryan Hitchcock was 10th. Josh Hiatt returned from injury and successfully completed both races. Qualifying All the British Talent Cup riders were sent out on wet tyres for qualifying. There had been rain overnight and the cold temperature of the morning had left the track damp. This was the first time for Hitchcock and Cook on the 2.7 mile GP circuit. It was the returning Josh Hiatt who qualified best of the trio. He lined up 14th on the grid for the first race. James Cook was two places further back in 16th and Ryan Hitchcock posted the 19th best time. Race One Unfortunately for Hiatt his neck issues returned almost immediately the race got underway and he began to slip backwards going on to...
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Wilson Racing results brighten a damp Donington

Wilson Racing results brighten a damp Donington

Despite the poor weather conditions at the British Talent Cup event at Donington Park last weekend, the Moto3 rookies of James Cook and Ryan Hitchcock came through with some great results. In the first race of the weekend Cook finished in a strong sixth position which he followed up with an eighth in race two on the Sunday. As Hitchcock gained confidence in the wet of race one he crossed the line in tenth. Sunday saw him improve further to cross the line in seventh. Qualifying Due to the inclement weather the usual qualifying session held on Saturday morning was cancelled. The race organisers took the best lap times from the two Friday free practice sessions to set up the grid for race one. In the cloudy but dry morning free practice James Cook had registered the seventh fastest lap time whilst teammate Ryan Hitchcock was 11th. The forecast bad weather had already arrived by FP2 meaning the riders were unable to improve their...
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Successful Silverstone for Wilson Racing

Successful Silverstone for Wilson Racing

Wilson Racing completed another confident weekend in the championship at Silverstone last weekend. James Cook battled in the leading group of riders finishing with two sixth places and Ryan Hitchcock knew came through the encounter with an 8th and 7th place finish. They now stand 9th and 10th respectively in the championship in their rookie season. Qualifying Ryan Hitchcock posted a 1:03.096 which was the seventh fastest lap time in qualifying. Team mate James Cook had improved significantly in free practice on Friday and finished the second session fourth quickest. Unfortunately, the thirteen-year-old was unable to repeat that in qualifying and started the race from fourteenth position. The team’s third rider Josh Hiatt had to miss this round after a continuing neck issue ruled him out. Race One Race one was probably one of the most exciting races of the season so far. Whilst Hitchcock lost a place on the opening lap he was about to embark on a roller coaster ride with his teammate,...
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Successful Snetterton

Successful Snetterton

Wilson Racing continued their positive start to the British Talent Cup season with Ryan Hitchcock taking two top ten finishes, Josh Hiatt picked up his first championship points and James Cook recovered from electrical problems in race one to finish 11th in race two. Qualifying Friday had seen to very wind-blown free practice sessions. It was proving tough for the young riders on such light-weight machines both all three did well. Saturday morning the weather was bright but the wind was still strong for qualifying. James Cook was rewarded with a 12th place spot on the grid for race one after clocking a 2:08.939 lap time on his Honda Moto3. Ryan Hitchcock would line up 14th and Josh Hiatt 23rd. Race One All three riders made bright starts to the first British Talent Cup race of the weekend. Cook moved up to 11th, Hitchcock to 13th and Hiatt made up four places as he looked to recover after his difficult qualifying session. By lap two James...
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3 top-ten finishes for Wilson Racing

3 top-ten finishes for Wilson Racing

James Cook and Ryan Hitchcock took three top ten finishes between them at Donington Park, for the Dronfield Moto3 racing team. The Honda British Talent Cup finally got underway at Donington Park last weekend. Wilson Racing has always been a team to provide an environment in which to develop young motorcycle racing talent. This year’s line up of three riders would all like to go on and emulate previous team members like Max Cook and Scott Ogden who have gone through Wilson Racing and on to Moto3 Junior World Championship, just one stop below World level. Qualifying James Cook was the fastest of the three new riders clocking 1:20.409 to qualify 9th for race one. Team mate Ryan Hitchcock clocked the 12th best time. Both riders were promoted one grid spot after an infringement from another rider. The number 57 Josh Hiatt would start 22nd on the grid. Race One On Saturday afternoon, it was Josh Hiatt who made the biggest impact on the opening...
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Wilson return to UK with three-rider line up

Wilson return to UK with three-rider line up

Wilson Racing return to the UK to take on the challenge of the British Talent Cup with a three rider line up and a new title sponsor in Fwd Motion. FWD Motion is an experienced, full-service creative agency, specialising in boosting brands for global, national and local organisations. They have provided a completely new look for the 2020 Wilson Racing Moto3 machines. The Barnsley based team won the British Motostar standard class Moto3 title in 2017 with Max Cook, whilst last year they took to the podium in the ultra-competitive European Talent Cup. Restored to the BSB Paddock for 2020 they field a completely new rider line up. 17-year-old Josh Hiatt from Cannock has two year’s previous experience of a standard Moto3. Last year he finished fifth in the British Motostar standard class. Hiatt is joined by two 12-year-old racers who will embark on their first ever competitive races on a Honda NSF250R this year. James Cook (The Captain), is the younger brother of Max...
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Fenton Seabright moves up to Moto3 Junior World Championship

Fenton Seabright moves up to Moto3 Junior World Championship

Fenton Seabright has become another rider from Wilson Racing to move on to the Moto3 Junior World Championship and all at Wilson Racing wish him well. From the round at Albacete he has moved up to Moto3 JWC and joins other riders that have passed through the Wilson Racing team; Max Cook, Scott Ogden and Jack Hart. This means that Wilson Racing will not be competing at the last two rounds of CEV. We are now busy preparing for a structure that could offer the teams riders the possibility of stepping from British Talent Cup to CEV championships within the same set up. More details on that over the coming months....
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More points in Jerez

More points in Jerez

Fenton Seabright , who rides for Barnsley’s Wilson Racing, had two points scoring finishes in the extremely competitive European Talent Cup series in Jerez, Spain. The standard Moto3 series is seen as a breeding ground for future MotoGP talent with Wilson Racing one of just two British teams competing in the series. Qualifying After a couple of very positive free practice days qualifying took place on Saturday. With nearly 60 riders the format is to split the riders into two groups. Jerez 2019 Fenton Seabright was out in the first group at around nine on Saturday morning. The track temperature was still cool. He recorded a 1:51.020 which put him sixth. Unfortunately, Seabright miscalculated the time left at the end of the session. This meant he made a late pit stop for fresh rubber but he was unable to make the best use of it. Despite that he had set a good time and the team knew there could be more to come in Q2. The second session was very early in the afternoon. It is often the...
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Wilson Racing just outside the top 20 in European Talent Cup Aragon

Wilson Racing just outside the top 20 in European Talent Cup Aragon

Moto3 Wilson Racing team from Barnsley were competing at the MotorLand circuit in Aragon last weekend. The local Moto3 team compete in the European Talent Cup (ETC). Jack Hart finished just outside the top twenty in the first European Talent Cup race and then 25th in race two. Seabright suffered some technical issues which meant he didn’t qualify for the main races. Forced to compete in the series 2 race for those outside the qualifying time Seabright left with some consolation as he took a comfortable win. Fenton and Jack Aragon 2019 - Photo: Anthony Davis There were two qualifying sessions on Saturday and the riders were split into two groups due to the number of entries. Jack Hart managed 17th in his morning session. Despite the increased track temperature making it harder to improve on lap times in Q2 Hart cut six-tenths off his lap time to end 16th quickest. With the two qualifying groups combines he would line up 35th on the grid. Fenton Seabright had a technical issue in Q1 and finished 22nd. The...
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