Wilson Racing on the podium again

Wilson Racing on the podium again

Barnsley based Moto3 racing team Wilson Racing completed another fantastic racing weekend, this time at Oulton Park. 14-year old Scott Ogden managed to finish second in race two moving him up to third overall in the championship. Charlie Atkins scored a fourth place, Jack Hart raced to a seventh and Jake Clark secured two top ten finishes in a really positive weekend. Competing in the Hel Performance British Motostar standard class Championship all the riders compete on NSF250R Honda Moto3 machinery. Free practice The weekend started with good weather which just improved as it went on. In the first free practice session on Saturday Scott Ogden was the third quickest standard class rider. Charlie Atkins was running in a refreshed engine so was not pushing too hard and all the team riders were within the first dozen. In the second session the track had got warmer and times improved. Ogden was fourth quickest just ahead of his teammate Atkins. Jake Hart was ninth and...
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Oulton Park May 2018 Preview

Oulton Park May 2018 Preview

Wilson Racing will be making their way to Oulton Park in Cheshire, for round two of the Hel Performance British Motostar Championship series, this weekend. After round one, wildcard entry and 2017 standard class Champion, Max Cook stood on the podium twice collecting 40 points. Scott Ogden came home sixth in his best race of the weekend and Charlie Atkins, Jack Hart and Jake Clark all scored points. This weekend Max will be on Red Bull Rookies duty and Osian Jones won’t be old enough to ride before the Knockhill round. That leaves four to fly the Wilson Racing flag this weekend. There are two rounds each season at Oulton Park. In 2017 there were a total of three races in which Charlie Atkins scored two sixth places and a ninth. Jake Clark hadn’t joined the team for the first Oulton Park round in 2017. In September last year it was the only round where he didn’t score any points and he will be...
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Wilson Racing on the podium at season opener

Wilson Racing on the podium at season opener

The first round of the Hel Performance British Motostar Championship got underway last weekend. 2017 Championship winning team Wilson Racing had five riders competing in the British Moto3 standard class series. Free practice The weekend started with mixed conditions for the two free practice sessions on Friday. In the first session, the riders were faced with a wet but drying track. Scott Ogden was the fastest of the team riders finishing second quickest. In the afternoon session the track had completely dried. Max Cook, who won the standard class title with Wilson Racing last season, was making a wildcard entry having gone on to the Red Bull Rookies this season. He ended the session in second this time. Qualifying On Saturday morning the sun shone for qualifying. This meant track conditions had changed significantly with the temperature of the circuit that much higher. With 38 riders from both the GP and standard classes qualifying at the same time on a short 1.2-mile track, traffic and an...
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Wilson Racing Team Line Up 2018

Wilson Racing Team Line Up 2018

Gary Wilson’s Barnsley based Moto3 team announce an expanded line-up for the 2018 season. The Hel Performance British Motostar standard class 2017 champions will field five riders in this support series to the British Superbike Championship. 14-year-old race winner Charlie Atkins will complete his third season with the team, having finished fifth overall last season. He ended 2017 with a wildcard race in the European Talent Cup in Valencia. Jake Clark, also 14, will ride for the team for a second year. After his rookie season he was 13th despite not joining the team until the fifth round. There are three new additions to the team including Scotland’s Jack Hart. Currently 12 years old, he won all three Scottish 125 championship titles in 2017 and competed in the very competitive European Talent Cup, predominantly at circuits in Spain. 14-year-old Scott Ogden also joins Wilson Racing after featuring at the final rounds of the Moto3 championship last year. He was a championship contender in both the...
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2017 Motostar standard class Champions

2017 Motostar standard class Champions

Wilson Racing sealed the Hel Performance British Motostar Standard Class Championship title with rider Max Cook in 2017. It was an unbelievable season which saw Cook score an incredible 517 points. On his way to that tally, he registered twenty-two podiums and fifteen race victories. His nearest rival was a staggering 148 points behind in the standings. The season couldn’t have started better for Wilson Racing. Cook scored a victory in both the races in the opening round at Donington Park and went on to win seven consecutive races. He wrapped the championship up in the second race at Oulton Park meaning he did it with four more races still to go. At the time team owner, Gary Wilson said,”It’s just reward for the effort the team and Max have put in this season. He has applied himself well all year and thoroughly deserves the championship title. All of us at Wilson Racing is very proud of him as we are of all our...
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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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Wilson Racing end season with three podium finishes

Wilson Racing end season with three podium finishes

Barnsley’s Wilson Racing Moto3 team were in action at the final round of the Hel Performance Motostar British standard class Championship last weekend. On the 2.4 mile GP track at Brands Hatch Max Cook took a third and a race victory. Charlie Atkins finished fourth in race one and joined his team-mate on the podium finishing third in race two. Jake Clark ended his rookie season with a tenth and an eighth. Free Practice There were two free practice sessions on the Friday. Max Cook, who has already been crowned 2017 Champion, headed both of them. Charlie Atkins finished the day with the third quickest lap time and Jake Clark was ninth. Qualifying On the Saturday morning the youngsters were out on the track for the 25 minute qualifying session. Max Cook managed to cut a huge six tenths of a second off his best time on his last flying lap to take pole position. Charlie Atkins qualified in a solid fourth place and...
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Wilson Racing on the podium in Assen

Wilson Racing on the podium in Assen

With the Championship title wrapped up by Max Cook at the last round the three riders for Barnsley’s British Moto3 team made their way to the famous Dutch TT circuit at Assen. Max Cook secured two more podiums with a second place in each race. Whilst Charlie Atkins struggled in the deluge that was race 1 he excelled in the dry, fighting his way back and only just missing the podium. Jake Clark was unable to take part in race one after a big crash in qualifying but came back with an eighth place finish in race two. Free Practice The riders got their track action underway in cloudy but dry conditions on Friday morning. After the two free practice sessions Cook was second, Atkins ninth and Clark tenth. Qualifying Saturday arrived and so did the rain. Qualifying was damp and proved eventful for the team. On just his third lap Jake Clark touched the paint with his rear wheel and was launched out of...
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Wilson Racing and Max Cook take the Motostar standard class title

Wilson Racing and Max Cook take the Motostar standard class title

Barnsley’s Wilson Racing Moto3 team secured the 2017 Hel Performance Motostar British standard class Championship when Max Cook won the second race at Oulton Park last weekend. Gary Wilson said “It’s just reward for the effort the team and Max have put in this season. He has applied himself well all year and thoroughly deserves the championship title. All of us at Wilson Racing are very proud of him as we are of all our riders.” Free Practice The weekend started on Friday with a wet free practice session FP1 was very much a non-event. In FP2 a dry line began to appear very quickly so the team riders returned to the pits to switch to dry tyres. Max Cook finished the session third, Charlie Atkins was seventh and Jake Clark eleventh. Qualifying The Motostar riders had the first qualifying session of the day. The track conditions were wet and being early in the morning it would take a while for them to improve. Cook...
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Motostar Silverstone 2017

Motostar Silverstone 2017

The Barnsley Moto3 racing team of Gary Wilson completed a rewarding weekend at Silverstone in the Hel Performance Motostar British Championship. Max Cook took a second and a first, Charlie Atkins had a fifth and a seventh, whilst Jake Clark had two top ten finishes. This round saw riders from the North European standard class Moto3 championship invited to compete. Although racing at the same time they were scoring points in their own championship. Free Practice The rain affected both free practice sessions on Friday. It fell continually in the morning session. This year the Motostar riders have only had one wet session this year so conditions were difficult. In the afternoon the conditions had improved with the Wilson Racing riders facing a drying track. Championship leader Max Cook was able to register the third quickest time. Charlie Atkins was ninth and Jake Clark 13th. Qualifying The important business began on Saturday morning. The rain had stayed away and qualifying took place on a dry...
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