Cameron Horsman took his first British Talent Cup race victory with a confident performance at Silverstone on Sunday morning.

Following him across the line in another tight finish was Scottish rider Jack Hart (+0.048) with race one winner Scott Ogden (+0.233) in third.

Silverstone woke to another beautiful cloudless day for the second British Talent Cup race of the weekend. Another 28 laps of the 1.639-mile National Circuit.

Jump start

Scott Ogden again took the lead into the first corner and although followed by a charging Charlie Atkins, the rider from Goole, had made a jump start which immediately thwarted his chances of a podium finish. Fenton Seabright was third.

By the third lap the number 22 from Essex slipstreamed himself into the lead on lap three going into the first corner. Atkins was still second but was under notice of his penalty. Unfortunately, Atkins misunderstood and took a long lap penalty losing several positions. He then realised he had to come in for a ride-through that totally compromised his race.

Brian Hart then took a turn at the front of the race, with Charlie Farrer again in the mix, as was Rhys Irwin. There was a group of ten or eleven riders at the head of race two.

On lap ten Horsman, who appeared to be feeling confident all weekend made a daring double overtake to take the race lead. SHortly afterwards Brian Hart crashed out after losing the front. Cameron Horsman was trying to make a break at the front as he breifly did yesterday. However, the chasing group were quick to close him down.

We were treated to another fantastic close race with Charlie Farrer, Jack Hart, Scott Ogden, Fenton Seabright also battling hard for the race victory.

Last Lap battle

As they entered the last lap Jack Hart overtook Cameron Horsman going into the first corner. The young Scottish rider was determined to make up for being taken out yesterday. The riders were four abreast as the tore down the Wellington straight.

Horsman was in confident mood and having lost victory in the closing corners yesterday, he wasn’t going to allow that to happen a second time. He managed to hold off Jack Hart to take the race win by 0.048 seconds. Meanwhile, yesterday’s race winner Ogden crossed the line in third.

After the disappointment of crashing in race one, Jack Nixon came across the line in fourth place. Rhys Irwin and Charlie Farrer, who both impressed all weekend finished fifth and sixth.

Atkins clearly had the pace to be battling for the podium. Having been around six seconds off the back of the penultimate rider, after his ride-through, he fought back to finish eleventh and set the fastest lap of the race, as he did in race one.

Championship standings

Scott Ogden and Cameron Horsman both have 41 points at the top of the standings, after round one. Ogden is placed top courtesy of his pole position. Charlie Farrer is third with 23 and Rhys Irwin fourth on 22. Brain Hart and Jack Hart who both had a runners-up spot and a DNF over the weekend are on 20 points.

Full championship standings.

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British Talent Cup Silverstone April 2019 Race 2
The second race of the weekend at Silverstone saw

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