Weather Washes out Race 2 at Silverstone Talent Cup

Weather Washes out Race 2 at Silverstone Talent Cup

A good first day at Silverstone for the British Talent Cup Championship. With back to back Free practice and qualifying plus the threat of rain towards the end of the session it was going to be tricky to manage. Scott ended FP2 in a strong 4th. The track was damp initially and they went out on full wets. For the following qualifying, the bikes were fitted with slicks and he was out on track at the front and managed to set a time good enough for 6th place before the heavens opened and effectively ended the session. Many thanks to the BTC team, Richard Dilks, his helper(and parent this weekend) and to Dick Herzberg and Peter Ormiston for their support.  It was a good result for Scott in Race 1, gaining points in the championship and closing 4 th and 5th place but ending 6th. With a wet day forecast, it wa going to be tricky however, the track became flooded...
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Ogden just misses out on podium finish

Ogden just misses out on podium finish

14-year-old Scott Ogden battled the bruising from a high-side in race one to finish less than half a second from the podium in race two. The young motorcycle racer from Belton now lies fourth in the championship standings in his first full year of British Moto3 racing. Free Practice Ogden used the free practice sessions to get used to the narrow Cadwell Park circuit and the tricky Mountain section of the course that often sees riders airborne. In the second of the 30-minute sessions, Ogden clocked the fifth fastest time with a 1:38.335. Qualifying The number 19 decided not to make any adjustments to the bike set-up from FP2 apart from putting on some new rubber for qualifying. After a series of laps in the mid to low 1:38s Ogden lapped a 1:37.449. By the end of qualifying, this was enough to place him seventh on the grid. Motostar Cadwell Park Race One In good conditions Ogden made a flying start gaining four places in the opening...
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Moto3 highs and lows at Thruxton for Scott Ogden

Moto3 highs and lows at Thruxton for Scott Ogden

Off the back of his first ever Moto3 victory at the last round at Brands Hatch, Scott Ogden was feeling positive despite Thruxton not being a track he likes very much. With Britain bathed in sunshine over the weekend Ogden used FP1 to get used the Friday to the fast flowing corners of the 2.4-mile Hampshire circuit. It was here he started in Moto3 in 2017 but he didn’t have the best of starts this weekend, by his high standards. In the afternoon session he gained in confidence reducing his lap time by four-tenths of a second to 1:25.528. This put him 9th quickest at the end of the first day. Qualifying Qualifying was early on Saturday morning and although Ogden has his reservations about the circuit he was keen to make the most of the 30-minute session. He was quickly up to speed a set a lap time of 1:23.802. This put him sixth on the grid for race one although he...
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Maiden victory at Brands Hatch

Maiden victory at Brands Hatch

15-year-old Scott Ogden took his first victory in the Hel Performance British Motostar standard class on the Brands Hatch GP circuit. Competing in round four at the Kent circuit Ogden took victory in the first race of the weekend by just 0.055 from Thomas Strudwick. The Belton youngster had started the weekend in fine form finishing free practice one in fourth place. On a damp track, after rain between the two free practice sessions, the riders weren't able to match FP1 times. As the track began to dry Ogden went out on slicks and recorded the second fastest time of the afternoon. During the thirty-minute qualifying session, Ogden clocked a 1:37.168. Despite being his best time of the weekend so far it left him starting fifth in a very competitive session. He was just 0.870 seconds from the quickest rider in his category. As race one got underway the leading group of standard class riders began to open a gap over Scott Ogden and some...
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Motostar Knockhill 2018

Motostar Knockhill 2018

After standing on the podium at Oulton Park, Scott Ogden was looking forward to his first visit to Knockhill on the Moto3. The short track posed some problems for the Belton youngster. There are a number of blind corners and the number of overtaking opportunities are restricted. Namely the final hairpin and into turn one having climbed the hill and across the start-finish straight. The weather was unusually bright and warm for the Scottish circuit. Ogden qualified in sixth position for race one and went on to finish in ninth. He felt he had made the wrong tyre choice so decided to switch for a softer compound for race two on Sunday. It proved a good move as he went on to finish the second race just 0.286 seconds from a second podium of the season. Scott Ogden is fourth overall in the Hel Performance British Motostar standard class championship....
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Round 2 British Talent Cup

The late May bank holiday weekend saw the British Talent Cup return to the East Midlands circuit of Donington Park. The previous round was curtailed by the remnants of the Beast from the East and race two was cancelled due to a waterlogged track. Round 2 commenced in a similar fashion with rain bouncing off the track surface as the Talent Cup riders headed out for FP1 on Friday morning. Scott took the opportunity to work on wet settings and consistency. He had a trouble free session which saw a number of riders crash out, the incident hotspot being on the right-left flick down Craner Curves, and ended inside the top ten in ninth spot. The second session took place mid-afternoon on a drying track. All the bikes were equipped with full wets and Scott further improved his position, moving up to P6 without the need to push too hard. Qualifying took place in the evening on a completely dry...
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Scott Takes debut BSB Motostar Podium

Scott Takes debut BSB Motostar Podium

    Following on from his strong performance at the opening round of the 2018 Motostar Standard class at Brands Hatch where he achieved 7th and 6th places, Scott continues to grow as a rider and is gaining speed with every session. This was evident at Oulton Park over the Bank Holiday weekend where, having achieved 4th in qualifying and lining up on the grid alongside Cameron Horsman and Fenton Seabright, he took a strong if lonely 4th in the first race on Sunday. This set the scene for the main event on Monday, the televised and slightly longer 14 lap contest. Drama ensued in the pit lane when the experienced European Talent Cup Rider, Victor Rodriguez, and favourite for the win was sidelined with a mechanical issue. The win was up for grabs and Scott made an excellent start, putting himself in the battle for the lead with Cameron and Fenton. Positions changed on a number of occasions and Scott pounced...
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Scott far from sixes and sevens in bright start to the season

Scott far from sixes and sevens in bright start to the season

Last weekend saw a fantastic start for Scott Ogden in the first round of the Hel Performance British Motostar Championship. The Epworth youngster finished seventh in race one and sixth in the second. 14-year-old Scott Ogden was back in action on a standard Moto3 in the British Superbike series, just a couple of weeks after finishing an impressive 11th in the first ever British Talent Cup race. The first round of the Hel Performance British Motostar Championship took place on the short 1.2 mile Indy circuit at Brands Hatch. Free Practice On Friday there were two very different free practice sessions. The first was on a damp track although a narrow dry line formed as the session went on. In the difficult conditions, Ogden finished a superb second fastest. In the afternoon the track had dried out completely. He worked on race pace rather than lap time and was pleased with his consistency on old tyres. He reduced his lap time to 52.716...
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Motostar Brands Hatch GP October 2017

Motostar Brands Hatch GP October 2017

At Brands BSB, Scott finished on a high with P6 in race 1 then P5 in race 2. However, battling for the podium with Charlie Atkins and Jack Scott he was held up by an open class bike on the last lap. Great lap times though and real progression in his novice year. Many thanks to all our friends and family, particularly Chris and Sharon Gill and Stuart Edwards. Also to our sponsors Charlie Corner at Malton Laser, keith Townsend(Manx GP winner) at DC Butler Motorcycles, A18 Motorcycle Tyres, Allotts Chartered Accountants and all those who have kindly donated to Scott’s racing fund this year. Could we also thanks to Peter Ormiston of the Racing Steps Foundation for his advice and guidance. Congratulations and thanks to all the Team at Microlise Cresswell Racing. A great double podium to finish the season. Well deserved. Thanks to Craig Hobbs Photography for the excellent image of a scott exiting Druids during morning warm up....
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Motostar Assen 2017

Motostar Assen 2017

Just back from Assen BSB after a weekend of mixed results but some real positives and finally getting the suspension sorted for the wet thanks to Richard Brendish and Sam at Ohlins and Alan and Richard at Cresswell Racing. Another new track to learn with changing conditions, Scott’s times were strong in FP1 and 2. Qualifying was frustrating with tricky conditions and by the time Race 1 started, its was proper Assen wet. Scott finally got some clear track and caught Charlie Atkins and Scott Swann, getting past and then setting the 4th fastest time of the BSB standard bikes in the heavy rain. It gave him his best grid position of the year for race 2 but unfortunately pushing harder revealed that the suspension was too soft in dry conditions for the high-speed corners of the Drenthe circuit. He coped with the chatter for 5 laps, going 0.5 secs quicker before the front let go ending his weekend. No real damage...
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