Motorcycling: Scott Ogden records best ever finish in British Talent Cup

Scott Ogden (number 4) in action at Snetterton.
Scott Ogden (number 4) in action at Snetterton.

Scott Ogden was a fraction of a second away from recording his first podium finish of his short racing career in the latest round of the British Talent Cup at Snetterton.

However, the Belton teenager’s fourth place finish was his best result to date.

The result, along with a sixth place finish the previous day, put the 14-year-old up to sixth place in the Championship standings.

Ogden said before the Sunday race that his aim was to hang on to the leaders and was hoping for a top five place.

He ended lap one in fourth place behind Rory Skinner, Tom Strudwick and Josh Whatley - and for four laps that remained the order.

On lap five Skinner fell off to put Ogden in third place but World KTM Cup winner Brian Hart was catching quickly and two laps later moved into third.

Ogden, having dropped a little behind, closed to within a quarter of a second of Hart and only a third of a second away from Whatley in second place. The next round is at Silverstone at the Moto GP meeting over the weekend of August 24-26.

n In the Superstock 1000 race, which is now the most competitive of any class of racing, Harworth’s Dean Hipwell took his BMW to his best result of the season so far.

A 12th place finish earned Hipwell his first championship points of the year.

From 22nd on the grid, which in this class is halfway down, Hipwell worked his way through to a best place of 10th halfway through the race.

But he was passed by Michael Rutter on lap eight, and then by two more riders to drop him to 13th,.

However, he got past Tom Ward on the last lap to finish 12th.

n On three wheels, Doncaster’s Simon Gilbert, with Jack Tritton from North Walsham, lie ninth in the Hyundai Championship.