Scott Ogden took the race victory at Oulton Park this afternoon. Cameron Horsman crossed the line a fraction of a second behind as these two enjoyed another British Motostar race-long battle for the victory. Charlie Farrer picked up his second podium of the weekend with another third place.

Race two saw Horsman ( SP125/Nova Racing) start as the leading standard class rider with Ogden ( Premioum Motorhomes / Scott Ogden Racing) just behind. Charlie Farrer (Banks Racing / Moto Engineering) was two places further back as his grid position put him behind one of the GP Moto3 machines which also share the grid.

Initially, Scott Ogden was able to open up a gap at the front of the race of over a second at the end of the first lap. Behind Horsman and Farrer battled for second position. Farrer overtook Horsman and Ogden took full advantage of the battle behind to extend his lead to over two seconds.

Ogden opens a 4-second gap

By lap five the gap was over 4 seconds and it looked like it was going to be a comfortable win for Ogden. Horsman had got back ahead of Farerr and the gap began to drop.

However, the situation changed when Ogden got stuck behind a GP class rider. As we saw several times last year the top standard class riders manage to overtake through the corners then the GP rider blasts by again on the straight. This was causing Ogden a problem because lap by lap Horsman was cutting into Ogden’s advantage. From 4.259 seconds on lap six, the gap was down to less than two a couple of laps later.

Ogden then managed to overtake the open class machine that was ahead but Horsman was also quickly through. The gap was down to less than two-tenths. Horsman was really putting Ogden under pressure in the closing laps but the rider from Belton held on to cross the line 0.096 seconds ahead of London’s Cameron Horsman. Charlie Farrer, who had battled with Horsman in the early part of the race came across the finish line in third eight seconds further back at the end. It was a great weekend for Farrer as he collected his second podium of the opening round on a bike he borrowed as the team owner Pete Banks fell ill this week and couldn’t attend.

The battle for fourth

Further back Rhys Irwin (Ready 4 Racing ) Harvey Claridge (Nova Racing) and Franco Bourne (SP125) were battling for fourth position. Irwin had led that particular skirmish across the line for most of the laps but it was Franco Bourne who took fourth after 14 laps. Iwrin was 0.109 seconds further back. A gap of 1.9 seconds had opened up between these to and Harvey Claridge in sixth.

Ogden and Horsman are tied at the top in the British Motostar championship on 45 points after round one. They are also tied at the top of the British Talent Cup competition on 41 points after the each took a win and a third in that series. Charlie Farrer also had a good start to the British Talent Cup. He is third in that particular series too.