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Charlie Atkins finished British Talent Cup Free Practice Friday on the National circuit at Silverstone, at the top of the timesheet with his FP2 lap time of 1:02.197. It was an incredibly tight field with former Wilson Racing teammate Jack Hart just one-thousandth of a second behind him in second. Charlie Farrer was third quickest ending FP2 another thousandth of a second behind Hart.

Longtime front-runner during both FP1 and FP2, Scott Ogden, won’t be too dismayed to have finished fourth overall as his lap time was only 0.007 seconds off the fastest and the important qualifying session comes tomorrow morning.

British Talent Cup Silverstone 2019 Free Practice 1

FP1 has started under a cloudy sky and with a track temperature of 15 degrees. By the half-way mark, Scott Ogden continued his good form, shown in the Valencia test recently, as he led the field. Fenton Seabright, who recently stood on the podium in Estroil, was close on his heels and Jack Nixon not far behind either.

In the closing minutes, positions changed regularly and FP1 ended with Jack Nixon’s 1:03.090 putting him at the front. Scott Ogden was second quickest 0.078 seconds back with Charlie Atkins coming through late on to finish 0.214 behind Nixon.

British Talent Cup Silverstone 2019 Free Practice 2

The second thirty-minute free practice session was sunny and the track had warmed up to more than 36 degrees.

Scott Ogden was again quick to post a good lap time with Atkins, Jack Hart and Cameron Horsman in the early running. Nixon headed to the top of the timesheets with ten minutes remaining, however, the timing sheets appeared to deceive the eyes as Farrer posted a 1:02.199. Hart then led Farrer by 0.001 seconds and then Atkins squeezed ahead by the same slender margin over Jack Hart.

British Talent Cup Silverstone 2019 Free Practice Friday Results

Pos.RiderTime
1Charlie Atkins1:02.197
2Jack Hart1:02.198
3Charlie Farrer
1:02.199
4Scott Ogden1:02.204
5Cameron Horsman1:02.306
6Rhys Irwin1:02.310
7Jack Nixon1:02.357
8Fenton Seabright1:02.430
9Elliot Pinson1:02.449
10Jamie Davis1:02.514