Wilson Racing make good start to fresh challenge

Two second places added up to a successful debut in the European Talent Cup (ETC) for the Dronfield-based Wilson Racing team at Estoril in Portugal.

Tuesday, 9th April 2019, 3:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th April 2019, 3:29 pm
Fenton Seabright leads the way at Estoril in Portugal. (PHOTO BY: Agusti Nubiola)

After competing in the Moto3 standard class of the British Superbike series, manager Gary Wilson has taken his team up a level for the ETC, which is based predominantly in Spain.

And his two riders enjoyed fine starts, with Fenton Seabright taking the runners-up spot in the opening race and Jack Hart filling the same position in the series two race.

Wilson said: “I was delighted with our performances. We definitely surprised a few people in race one and to get a podium finish was fantastic reward for Fenton and the whole team.

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“Jack was unlucky to miss out in the two full races, but showed he doesn’t give up by putting in a great performance and standing on the podium in the series two race.”

Seabright actually came within a whisker if victory because he was beaten by just 0.018 seconds after a thrilling duel with Ivan Ortola. The second race was equally competitive, and he did well to cross the line in tenth on a wet track.

Hart started in pole position in the series two event, and finished 11 seconds behind the winner.

The second round is in Valencia at the end of April.