British Talent Cup heads to new hunting ground

2018-06-12 09:04
After two rounds at Donington Park, it’s time for the BTC to face another challenge – that of Snetterton

We’re two rounds and three races into the inaugural season of the British Talent Cup and we’ve had three different winners, three thrilling races and enough start line and final corner drama to fill a season! Next up it’s time for some different turf, however, which is sure to shake up the racing once again – from two rounds at Donington, we’re now headed for Snetterton for Round 3.

Racing alongside the British Superbike Championship, the BTC grid head across from the midlands to 10 miles north-east of Thetford in Norfolk. The 300 circuit at Snetterton is the stage; 3 miles long and a very different challenge to Donington, with much more time spent on the straights on the throttle. As a former airfield, it’s also flat.

The most recent winner who’ll want to continue his roll is Max Cook, who took Race 2 of Round 2. But now for Cook, Race 1 winner Rory Skinner and Thomas Strudwick – who won the first outing of the year – the race is on to become the first two-time winner, as well as take the lead in the standings.

It’s Strudwick on top after Donington, with a double podium alongside WorldSBK and his Round 1 win giving him 57 points. Skinner isn’t far behind on 51, and Cook has 45. One big name missing? Fenton Seabright, who’s had some serious pace and went from pitlane to podium in the first race of the season. But some bad luck at Donington – including a crash out of rostrum contention at the final corner on the final lap of Race 2 – left with him no points to add to his tally. At Snetterton, he’ll be looking to put that right.

Joshua Whatley is in fourth in the standings and will want to get back on the rostrum after missing out in Round 2, Storm Stacey will want to reverse him losing out in their close battle to make up some ground – and Brian Hart and Charlie Atkins aren’t far off. Jack Nixon and Cameron Horsman are also locked in a fight for P8, and it’s a dead heat on 19 points each.

Watch Round 1 - Race 1
Watch Round 2 - Race 1

Watch Round 2 - Race 2
BTC 2019: Applications open!
Remember: your Road to MotoGP™ could start here! Applications open NOW!

The British Talent Cup has become a reality in 2018, providing an opportunity like no other for young talent to progress on the Road to MotoGP™. Now, it’s that time of year again – when applications open for the next crop of young hopefuls who want to join the grid for next season. The BTC looks for talent and you can apply now at!

Dates for your diary:
Registration is open now at
Registration closes: 17th June, 2018
Selection Event: 21st and 22nd August 2018
Applicants who will be invited to the selection event will be informed by July 16th.


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