The number 22 takes his second win in commanding style, with Horsman holding off a hard-charging Ogden for second.

Fenton Seabright is on a roll. After his first win last time out at Donington, the number 22 obliterated the opposition in Race 1 at Snetterton to cross the line a stunning 13 seconds clear of the battle for second, keeping him in Championship contention and sending a serious message to the competition ahead of Race 2. That battle for second saw Cameron Horsman just hold off Championship leader Scott Ogden and gain a few points on his key rival, with the number 4 nevertheless impressing as he stormed through the pack from 19th on the grid after a costly crash in qualifying.

Brian Hart took the holeshot from third, with Seabright slipping down to second and Horsman moving up into the top three from the second row of the grid. Ogden, starting from the back, had already made his way up into tenth on Lap 1 and soon set about slicing even further forward as key Championship rival Horsman suffered a twitch and dropped back to fourth, the two beginning to converge on track.

Back at the front, by at the start of Lap 2, Seabright had struck for the lead and from there the number 22 didn’t look back. Putting the hammer down immediately, he started reeling off the fast laps to pull away and soon had a sizeable gap. By then, Ogden was up to seventh and then sixth as Brian Hart slid out of second just up the road.

Biker T-Shirts UK

Horsman was back in a lonely second place by then, and Ogden had moved through to lead the second group on the chase, gaining 16 places in only a couple of laps. With Seabright seemingly uncatchable, the fight for the podium was heating up as Scott Swann kept Ogden honest despite the number 4’s rapid trajectory through the pack. The two got a little close for comfort on Lap 4 but there was no harm done, and a couple of laps later they’d managed to reel in Horsman, joined by Jack Nixon.

Swann struck quickly but Horsman fought back, and the group remained close until a mistake from Swann on Lap 9 saw him head wide onto the grass, able to stay on but leaving it as a three-way fight for second. By three laps to go Ogden had made his way through into P2 and led the battle, with Horsman then swooping around the outside of Nixon to tag onto the tail of the Championship leader before they headed over the line to start the penultimate lap.

Horsman attacked for second and held it, with Nixon then following him through and Ogden suddenly shuffled back to fourth. The number 23 then pulled the pin and managed to pull out a gap as his key rival remained behind Nixon, but not for long. Back into third and with just over a lap to go, Ogden then set his sights on the number 23 machine ahead of him. Was there enough time?

The gap seemed to come down in inches rather than feet, with Ogden determined not to give up but Horsman putting in an equally impressive final lap to hold it together. Ultimately, the number 4 wasn’t able to quite get back on terms with him, but it was close over the line as Ogden finished just 0.281 off his key rival. Tomorrow, however, he’ll have to do it all again…

Ahead of that squabble, Seabright had already crossed the line to complete his utter demolition of the field, and the number 22 took the win by a staggering margin of over 13 seconds. That pulls him back to within 49 points of the top, with Horsman also gaining on Ogden but only by four points as the number 4 remains an impressive 17 points ahead.

Nixon was forced to settle for fourth but nevertheless impressed, with Swann crossing the line in fifth and ruing that run off whilst in the podium battle, having shown top pace late in the race too. Charlie Farrer took sixth and was able to pull clear of an impressive rookie ride from Torin Collins, who took his best result in seventh. He fended off Jack Hart and Charlie Atkins. Corey Tinker completed the top ten ahead of Harry Leigh, with Edward O’Shea holding off Irishman Rhys Irwin by less than a tenth just behind them. Jamie Davis and Harvey Claridge completed the points.

That’s all from Race 1 and the gap came down once again, but Ogden remains in control of the Cup despite his back of the grid start. Will that change in Race 2? And can anyone catch Seabright? Find out at 10:40 (GMT +1) on Sunday as the BTC race around Snetterton for the second time this weekend.

Latest News Gallery

MotoGP™ meets the KymiRing: the first day of testing concludes in Finland 1Learn to ride with the stars at Silverstone MotoGP 1Instant classic: the gloves come off as Dovizioso denies Marquez in Austria 1Binder hits a stunning home run at the Red Bull Ring 1Reboot complete: Fenati back on the top step in Moto3™ 1Coldenhoff and Prado victorious in Imola as Gajser is the 2019 MXGP Champion! 1King of the Mountain: A monster weekend at Cadwell Park for Brookes 1MotoGP™ KymiRing test ready for lift off in Finland 1First Ever FIM E-XBike World Cup kicks off in Imola 1Gajser and Prado Control the Saturday in Imola 1Brookes off to a flying start in Bennetts BSB Free Practice at Cadwell Park 1BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team to race with Eugene Laverty in 2020 1Imola set for the MXGP of Italy! 2High performance serving safety: the new BMW M8 MotoGP™ Safety Car 1Battle for the Showdown Six continues for Bennetts BSB stars at Cadwell Park 1Twin USB Adaptor with Voltmeter 1Tech3 and Yamaha to part ways for 2019 1Moto2™ and Moto3™ back on track for Spielberg test 1KTM and Dorna agree five-year extension for participation in the MotoGP™ Class 1R&G IS Permanently Cutting The Price OF ITS ADVENTURE BARS 1Beaubier Bounces Back, Elias Crashes Out 1Instant classic: the gloves come off as Dovizioso denies Marquez in Austria 1Binder hits a stunning home run at the Red Bull Ring 1Reboot complete: Fenati back on the top step in Moto3™ 1Noguchi betters Tatay & van Eerde - incredible Spielberg 2 1Di Meglio escapes a fierce battle for the podium to win in Austria 1Gerloff Takes His Second Win, Elias In Control 1Di Meglio takes E-Pole in Austria by just 0.011 19709a53b-6257-4b9a-a4da-e662b65ae32797d5810f-9dad-4c8c-80fa-8294f8533f0c9f09d066-3b3c-47f8-9ca6-492f0ff9f060Acosta, van Eerde, Noguchi quicker than 1,2,3 at Red Bull Ring 1MotoGP™ to race at the Red Bull Ring until at least 2025 1Tuuli reigns Day 1 at the Red Bull Ring 1Escrig and Uriarte team up for Red Bull Ring Qualifying 1-2 1Vietti, McPhee and Suzuki within half a tenth on Friday 1Binder pulls the pin on home turf 1Back in action in Austria: MotoE™ riders get ready for Round 2 at the Talk Show 1"We want to stop him": can Marquez' rivals keep him off the top step at the Red Bull Ring? 1JOAN MIR TO MISS THE AUSTRIAN GP 1KTM riders saddle up for Spielberg 1Win Free Insurance With Bennetts 1Quattro Plant Kawasaki Signs Ex-MotoGP Star Héctor Barberá 1Tuuli takes first ever MotoE™ win after a tight battle at the top 150 not out: Marquez hits a half century of premier class wins 1Marquez obliterates the opposition, but 'Diggia' and Bastianini make their mark 1Canet beats Dalla Porta to the top step at Brno 1To Spielberg for some close encounters of the Rookie kind 1Quartararo edges out Viñales at the Brno Test 1Pro-Race: Yamaha MT-10 Exhaust Range From £129.99 2Andrew Irwin becomes sixth different race winner before Brookes hits top spot 1Gajser & Prado Win the Belgian Grand Prix 1Horsman steals a stunner at Brno 150 not out: Marquez hits a half century of premier class wins 1Marquez obliterates the opposition, but 'Diggia' and Bastianini make their mark 1Canet beats Dalla Porta to the top step at Brno 1Anstie and Prado Master the Sand in Lommel 1Seabright demolishes the opposition in a drenched Race 1 at Brno 1Marc Marquez puts slicks on pole at a half-soaked Brno 1Alex Marquez two seconds clear for Moto2™ pole 1Arbolino ahead of the curve for pole in Czechia 1Redding claims Thruxton pole position by 0.059s 1Quartararo ousts Marquez on Friday 1A tale of two rookies: 'Diggia' and Bulega lead the way at Brno 1Rodrigo tops the timesheets before a crash rules him out 1Hickman holds the edge from Buchan and Brookes at Thruxton 1"Push at the maximum": attack mode engaged at Brno 1MotoGP™ teams up with HC Kometa Brno 1Massimo Tamburini's 916 at the Ducati Museum 1Suzuki offers summer test ride incentive with £500 off 1British Talent Cup ready to do battle at Brno 1MXGP and MX2 Battle in Lommel 1Thruxton dogfight awaits Bennetts BSB aces as the top six battle intensifies 1All new 2019 Triumph Rocket 3 R & Rocket 3 GT 1Tuuli takes first ever MotoE™ win after a tight battle at the top 1Venhill Fast-Action Throttle for Yamaha R1 1Travel Premier class this summer 1Irwin Joins Iddon at Tyco BMW For The Remainder of The 2019 BSB Season 1Marc Marquez makes it a perfect ten at the Sachsenring 1Alex Marquez sublime at the Sachsenring to take back the lead 1Dalla Porta does the business in Germany 1Febvre and Prado Dominant in Czech Republic 2Kawasaki Racing Team win at Suzuka - 1st world title for Team SRC Kawasaki France 1Yamaha Factory on pole at Suzuka 1Yamaha Factory confirm Suzuka 8 Hours provisional pole 1Glenn Irwin Parts Ways with Kawasaki 1Wemoto Braking News 1MXGP Returns to Europe in Loket 1MotoAmerica At Sonoma: Racing And So Much More 1Jorge Lorenzo to return at Silverstone 1Kawasaki Day at Knockhill – 7th Aug 1LS2’s Carbon Challenger for your crown 1Redding deals a double to win Monster Energy Race of Aces title 1Horsman comes out on top in dramatic Race 2 duel 2Redding "over the moon" to land Snetterton pole position 2Fenton Seabright storms Snetterton 1MotoGP™ Test Teams ready to hit the track at the KymiRing 1Redding lands top spot ahead of Mackenzie in Snetterton free practice 1JvB-moto returns with the brand new CP3 3Fantastic Offers Now Available Across The Piaggio Range 1

Random News Story/strong>

British Talent Cup rolls into Snetterton