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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Wilson Racing 2018 season review

Wilson Racing 2018 season review

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...
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Two podiums at Brands Hatch

Two podiums at Brands Hatch

The final round of the British Moto3 season proved to be a great one for Barnsley team Wilson Racing. In the first race Max Cook, the 2017 champion riding as a wildcard for his old team, took the race win from teammate Scott Ogden. The second became a race of attrition in poor conditions where Jack Hart was fourth, Osian Jones sixth and Charlie Atkins eighth. Qualifying Scott Ogden put in a superb last lap in qualifying to take pole position in the standard class with a time of 1:37.096. Max Cook would like up third. Charlie Atkins, was inside the top ten with 8th whilst Jack Hart, Jake Clark and Osian Jones were 13th, 16th and 19th respectively. Race One 31 riders from the GP and standard classes competed on the 2.4 mile Brands Hatch GP circuit over ten laps. Max Cook made a superb start to the race moving into the lead and was able to then control the race from the front....
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Motostar Oulton Park September 2018

Motostar Oulton Park September 2018

There were two superb podiums for Barnsley based Wilson Racing’s Scott Ogden moved him to fourth in the championship. The team was competing in the penultimate round of the British Motostar Moto3 championship at Oulton Park. Also riding for Wilson Racing were Charlie Atkins who came away with two top ten finishes, whilst Jack Hart and Jake Clark were also in the points. 13-year-old rookie Osian Jones suffered a fall in race one but came back finish 21st in race two. Qualifying After two wet free practice sessions, qualifying was dry although damp at the beginning of the session.  Ogden put in three superb laps at the end of the session the final one a 1:50.838 to finish second in the standard class just 0.243 off pole position. Charlie Atkins clocked a 1:53.060 which put him 9th on the grid. Hart was uncomfortable in the tricky conditions but gained confidence which each lap. He qualified fourteenth. Osian Jones qualified 21st reducing his lap...
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A podium for Ogden and Wilson Racing at Silverstone

A podium for Ogden and Wilson Racing at Silverstone

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. Qualifying 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. Race One 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...
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Motostar Cadwell Park 2018

Motostar Cadwell Park 2018

Last weekend was one of the toughest Gary Wilson and his Barnsley based Moto3 team have had to take in the last few years as three of his five riders crashed in the first race and two of them were taken to a hospital. Race One Jake Clark took a tumble on lap four coming out of Coppice. He was taken to the medical centre. Scott Ogden fell on the same lap after his fantastic start had seen him move into third place. Perhaps pushing a bit too hard he high-sided out of Mansfield but wasn’t injured. With just a couple of laps to go a rider’s chain jumped off the sprocket as he rode up The Mountain section of the track. He slowed rapidly and another rider ran into the back of him. His bike then fell on the track. Charlie Atkins was riding hard and was unable to avoid the stricken bike as he somersaulted over the handlebars and onto...
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Motostar Thruxton 2018

Motostar Thruxton 2018

The spectator at the 2.4-mile Thruxton circuit basked in the sun this week, as they watched two superb Moto3 races. Barnsley’s Wilson Racing competed in round five of the Hel performance British Motostar standard class championship, a support class of British Superbikes. The team faced some challenges over the weekend, the first of which occurred early on when Jack Hart had a big crash in free practice. The 14-year-old fell at one of the fastest parts of the circuit in free practice one. The team did well to get the bike back together before the afternoon session and luckily, Jack Hart was not seriously hurt. Qualifying In qualifying, Scott Ogden was 6th for race one with Charlie Atkins 8th. Jake Clark would start 13th, Jack Hart 15th and Osian Jones 18th. Race One Ogden got a fantastic start to race one and quickly moved up to second place in the first few corners. Unfortunately, he suffered a technical issue on the first lap so had to...
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Moto3 victory and a second podium for Wilson Racing at Brands Hatch

Moto3 victory and a second podium for Wilson Racing at Brands Hatch

Barnsley based Moto3 Wilson Racing took victory at round four of the Hel Performance British Motostar standard class championship. The team were racing at Brands Hatch in Kent and welcomed back 2017 championship winner Max Cook for a wildcard entry. Ogden took a win on the Saturday whilst reigning champions cook stood on the podium on Sunday. Fielding six riders at the event it was 14-year-old Scott Ogden that took the win in the first race and his first ever Moto3 victory in his first full season. At one stage Ogden had been more than three seconds behind the race leaders but put in a fantastic second half of the race to close up on the front-runners. Max Cook was in the leading group and looked on for a podium position but on lap nine a rider fell and Cook was unable to avoid his bike in the track. Although he crashed out he was uninjured. In the chaos that then surrounded...
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Scott Ogden level on points with third place rider

Scott Ogden level on points with third place rider

It was another positive weekend for Barnsley’s Wilson Racing Moto3 team in the Hel Performance British Motostar standard class championship. Not only has Scott Ogden now got 72 points, which puts him level with the rider in third, he got the standard class lap record in race two. The team have also secured some sponsorship from Dijon Home and Flooring. The fourth round took place at the Scottish circuit of Knockhill. The 1.3 mile track had been resurfaced and was bathed in glorious sunshine throughout the weekend. Motostar Knockhill 2018 Free practice There were the usual two free practice sessions on Friday. The fastest times were set in the second session after the riders had provided feedback as to the feel of the new surface. Charlie Atkins clocked the fifth fastest time a 55.243 just ahead of team mate Scott Ogden. Jack Hart was racing at his local track and was inside the top ten. Jake Clark was suffering from illness so did...
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Wilson Racing return to action at Knockhill

Wilson Racing return to action at Knockhill

It’s now two months since the last round of the Hel Performance British Motostar championship but it feels a lot longer. Round three is at the Scottish circuit of Knockhill in Fife, the local track of Wilson Racing’s Jack Hart. During the break in the Motostar championship Jack was one of three Wilson Racing riders busy in the British Talent Cup. Jack said, “I made a big jump with the bike getting my best results in the championship so far.” The young Scot has also spent time training. Firstly, on his CRF with Rory Skinner and then a long weekend at the circuit de Ribera. Unfortunately, some unseasonal weather meant he didn’t get much track time in Spain. Jack has also been working hard at the gym and now school is finished he is happy to report he should have even more time for bikes. Jake Clark also went to the Spanish circuit where he received some training from Circuimoto. Athletic Performance Training have continued...
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