Scott Ogden took victory in race two and leads the championship by twenty points after Horsman was skittled out on the final chicane. Fenton Seabright finished the race second whilst Scott Swann claimed third.
The 24 lap was shortened to just 16 after a rain shower meant a delayed start whilst the Honda NSF250s were switched to wet tyres. After an extended period of sighting laps the riders lined up on the grid. With the starting lights switched on the sun decided to poke out from behind the dark clouds, such is the British Weather.
Despite the mixed conditions Cameron Horsman launched from the second row to take the race lead into turn one. he was followed by Fenton Seabright, Charlie Atkins and Charlie Farrer. Jack Hart had another sluggish start and dropped back down the field. Brian Hart also made good inituial progress moving up to fifth place.
In the early laps Charlie Farrer went backwards, whilst Seabright and Horsman looked to break away. Scott Ogden quickly came through from tenth on the grid again and the front group became three. By lap six Horsman had managed to open a gap of 1.2 seconds over Ogden who had now overtaken Seabright in a bid to chase down his main championship rival. Three laps later and the leading trio were back wheel to wheel.
Shortly after the rain flag came out and the pace at the front dropped. Further back in fourth Charlie Atkins was being caught by Farrer who had grown in confidence. Despite the warning he was setting his fastest laps of the race.
Eventually Farrer overtook Atkins and they both then began to close in on the leaders. A combination of a slower pace and regular lead changes enabled the number 19 and number 7 to get onto the back of the leading group with just a couple of laps remaining. Going onto the final lap Horsman had the edge over Ogden and Farrer had crossed the line just ahead of Seabright for third and fourth.
As the leading group of five riders approached the final chicanne on the last lap Farrer made a move, braking late as he has done all weekend. Having worked so hard to get back to the leading group he lost control of his Honda machine. He crashed for the second time this weekend. Unfortunately, the Honda of Farrer slid along the asphalt and collected Cameron Horsman as he turned through the chicane. It wiped him out and took what looked like twenty points for a second place, away from the title contender. He was clearly not best pleased when he picked himself up.
Also caught out by the incident was Charlie Atkins. On seeing what was happening in front of him Atkins appeared to grab hard on his brakes to avoid being caught up in the incident. Unfortunately, this appears to have caused him to crash out of the race too.
Race leader at the time Scott Ogden escaped unscathed from the incident and took the win. Importantly, with Horsman on the floor he has opened a twenty point gap with eight races remaining. Fenton Seabright crossed the line second for his second podium of the weekend. Scott Swann may have been surprised as he led Jack Nixon and Brian Hart across the line to find out he was to complete the rostrum. It was his first British Talent Cup podium.
The top rookie was once again Elliot Pinson who came across the finish line in 7th place. Jamie Lyons finished in an impressive ninth. Rhys Irwin led a string of five riders over the line in tenth.
Scott Ogden now leads the series with 86 points. Horsman remains second on 66 but with some work to do over the remaining eight races. Fenton Seabright has lept from 13th to third and sits on 44 points. Rhys Irwin picked up nineteen points over this weekends racing and is fourth on 41. The top five is completed by Jack Hart, who will be ruing his starts, is fifth on 39 points.
British Talent Cup Donington Park National 2019 Race 2