Donington BSB: Ogden takes British Talent Cup lead as Horsman crashes out - Bikesport News

Donington BSB: Ogden takes British Talent Cup lead as Horsman crashes out

Scott Ogden takes a 20-point British Talent Cup lead away from Donington Park after a dramatic second round.

The 15-year-old, who had arrived at the track in joint lead with Cameron Horsman, bagged a win and a second place while Horsman scored a DNF in race two after getting caught up in another rider’s crash.

Horsman had taken the opening race honours on Saturday after a dramatic, three-rider lights-to-flag battle.

Fenton Seabright had started from pole ahead of Jack Hart and Charlie Atkins but it was Horsman who got the best start and took the early lead, closely followed by Seabright and Charlie Farrer.

The 24-lap race became a full-on scrap between Horsman, Seabright and Farrer, with all three taking their turns at the front, although it was Farrer who led most laps.

Horsman, who arrived in joint lead of the championship with Scott Ogden, was never far behind and was back in front as the pack began their final lap.

Silent assassin Ogden had sneaked up from tenth on the grid and was ready to pounce in the final lap - and he got the perfect chance, when Farrer lost the front coming into Redgate and crashed out.

Ogden moved up to second and followed Horsman across the line, as Seabright banked the final podium spot.

Race two came after a rain shower moments before the riders were due to line up and after some delays to allow them to change to wet tyres, they headed out for a 16-lap scrap.

Seabright got the best start and led into Redgate but Horsman was hot on his tail and swept into the lead, while Ogden made a heroic charge through the pack from 10th to cross the line fourth at the end of the opening lap.

Horsman and Seabright swapped positions a couple of time at the front in the early laps but Horsman appeared to get to grips with the track conditions the best and by lap eight had a comfortable lead of more than a second.

But Ogden was playing the long game and slowly crept up, passing Seabright to move second where he quickly brought down the gap and moved into the lead on lap 10.

Further back, Farrer had recovered from a bad start where he’d dropped back to eighth and was on a charge, passing Charlie Atkins for fourth on lap 11.

Ogden and Horsman continued to swap the lead in the closing laps, and it was the number 4 machine of Ogden that had the lead on the final lap as thee pack headed into the final chicane.

With Ogden through, Farrer made one of his late brake moves and was second into the chicane when he lost the front, crashing out and taking an angry Horsman with him as Akins crashed behind in sympathy.

This left Seabright in second while Scott Swann emerged the first rider through the melee to take third.

Ogden now sits on 86 points with Horsman second on 66 and Seabright third on 44.

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