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BTC, vince Cook e tutto resta aperto

A Valencia la coppa britannica è ancora in bilico, Gara 2 decisiva

Tags MotoGP, 2018

Max Cook raccoglie uno spettacolare successo in Gara 1 a Valencia e prova a tenere aperta la corsa nella British Talent Cup quando alla fine manca una sola prova. Il leader della classifica, Rory Skinner, chiude come secondo pagando un distacco di oltre quattro secondi.

Una pista dalle condizioni difficili, dovute alla pioggia del primo giorno a Cheste è stata il palcoscenico dell’allungo vincente di Cook che tiene accesa la speranza di essere campione con 24 punti di svantaggio da Skinner con 25 da assegnare.

L’ultima parola a Gara 2, sabato 17 novembre alle 16:15.

That crash had left Skinner at the front, but as the laps ticked on, Cook was free of the pack and had recovered from his tough start to get into a serious rhythm. From 3.8 seconds the gap began to shrink and shrink until Cook was tucked in behind the number 11, and the Englishman made a move the next time down the Start-Finish straight. Safely ahead, he then unleashed his rhythm once again and began to pull away until crossing the line in clear air.

Skinner didn't fight back and took a safe 20 points to extend his lead and leave himself in the driving seat for Saturday's season-closer, with the fight for third then lighting up the track. An incredible battle throughout much of the race saw Joshua Whatley come out on top and the 13-year-old pulled the pin to perfection. Four tenths clear of the multiple-rider scrap heading into the final lap, Whatley took the podium by eight tenths at the flag for another impressive rostrum finish.

The man to just lose out was Cameron Horsman in P4, with Jack Nixon completing the top five. Franco Bourne was a little further back to take sixth, with Brian Hart in P7. Jonathan Campbell, Harvey Claridge and Charlie Farrer completed the top ten, the latter despite a crash. The rest? Testament to the conditions, they joined Strudwick and Seabright on the list of DNFs.

24 points is Skinner's lead now as the last race of the season gets closer on Saturday - and Cook is the only man in with a shout at stopping him. How can he do that? Simply by winning and hoping the Scot makes a mistake...find out how it plays out and who takes the inaugural crown from 16:15 local time in Valencia (GMT +1).

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