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The 2023 British Talent Cup Finale @ Donnington

The R&G British Talent Cup concluded over the weekend at Donnington GP 2 with mixed conditions and results for Wilson Racing and Sullivan Mounsey, Harrison Mackay and Ben Joliffe.

It’s no surprise that Sullivan Mounsey started strong in Race 1, charging to the front of the pack to take the lead early on despite varying track conditions. As the race continued it was a tussle for the lead at the front of the race, switching continuously between Mounsey, Amanuel Brinton, Harrison Dessoy and championship leader Evan Belford.

Going into the final race weekend of the season, it was down to Mounsey as the sole charge to deny Belford the title.

Despite the early focus and undeniable skill of Mounsey, his championship winning hopes were taken away on what proved to be a devastating lap 11. With the pressure of the race at a high, Dessoy lost the rear of his bike, taking out Mounsey to effectively end the title challenge with a race to go as Belford sealed a title-clinching 4th position.

Moving on to Sunday and Race 2, it was time to conclude the 2023 Talent Cup season for the young riders. After his disappointing end to Race 1, it was Sullivan Mounsey’s chance to finish the season on a high. Rain began to fall the finale began making for tricky racing conditions for the riders. Mounsey and Belford, however showcased their credentials by moving their way to the front of the pack and establishing a lead.

Wilson Racing experienced more drama further back with Ben Jolliffe unfortunately crashing off the track with the poor weather conditions being to blame. Ben’s DNR in Race 2 proved to be an unlucky end to his season, especially after a strong 13th place finish in the weekend’s opener. Harrison Mackay had a strong P7 finish in race 1, besting the likes of Ollie Walker and Charlie Huntingford. Race 2, however, didn’t go as well with the young rider finishing 24th amidst the challenging track conditions.

Mounsey battled the conditions to further showcase his promising credentials with a second place finish. He was beaten to first by Ronnie Harris, who controlled the elements to take his first win in the Talent Cup (and, in fact, his podium in the competition!) by a gap of 6.566 seconds over Mounsey.

Sullivan Mounsey’s 2nd place finish confirmed he could celebrate finishing runner up in the 2023 R&G British Talent Cup; a great achievement that bodes well for the future of Wilson Racing.

With the R&G British Talent Cup 2023 coming to a dramatic close, Scimitar would like to say how proud we are to work with Wilson Racing and to be involved in a competition that contributes greatly the development of young riders and future stars.

Well done to everyone involved in keeping Wilson Racing ticking. We’d especially like to say a huge thank you to Gary Wilson & Rebekah Cooper for their help throughout the season.

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