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Thomas Strudwick se llevó otra victoria en la segunda carrera de la tercera prueba de la British Talent Cup en el Snetterton Circuit, logrando un triunfo importante para sus aspiraciones. El anterior líder del campeonato, Rory Skinner, se fue al suelo mientras lideraba, al igual que Max Cook. Joshua Whatley, por su parte, se llevó su primer podio en la competición, superando a Brian Hart en la lucha por la segunda posición.
La British Talent Cup descansa hasta agosto, cuando compartirá pista con el Mundial en Silverstone.
Skinner and Strudwick were then just 0.041 apart at the front, with Whatley for close company and some daylight behind the top three back to Scott Ogden in P4.
Skinner then began to put the hammer down as Strudwick, Whatley and Ogden squabbled over second, before the numbers 8 and 6 were just able to pull away to continue the battle. The drama wasn’t over there, however, as Rory Skinner suddenly then crashed out the lead – with the Scot able to get back in the race but well out of contention.
Strudwick was then the man on the charge and able to escape at the front, with Whatley, Hart and Ogden in pursuit. The number 8 eventually crossed the line in clear air, taking 25 points and retaking the Championship lead.
Whatley – the youngest rider in the field – took second for his second podium, outdragging Brian Hart to the line to leave him to complete the rostrum. Scott Ogden came home fourth, just behind the two after the three-way fight for the podium.
Jack Dixon was the next man on the road as he beat off Cameron Horsman to lock out the top five, with Rory Skinner putting in an impressive latter half of the race to take seventh after his crash. Irish rider Rhys Irwin took eighth, with the top ten completed by Scott Swann and Lewis Paterson.
After the drama of Snetterton, it’s Strudwick back in the driving seat after some impressive wins and solid consistency. Will that be the case next time out? The British Talent Cup are back out to do battle at Silverstone Circuit for Round 4, racing alongside MotoGP™ in the British GP at the end of August.
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