CASEY O’Gorman destroyed the field in this afternoon’s Honda British Talent Cup race at Snetterton.
The Microlise Cresswell Racing rider cleared off after Johnny Garness crashed out early on, taking another win to bolster his championship chase.
But it was a lightning start for Garness as he launched from pole position to hit the lead straight away with O’Gorman on his back.
As Evan Belford, Ollie Walker, Carter Brown, Cormac Buchanan and Silverstone winner Jamie Lyons slotted into a train behind, Garness looked to be charging ahead.
But O’Gorman stayed with him as the two stretched clear of the field and just as they looked to be settling into a battle of their own, three seconds clear of trouble, Garness hit the deck crashed out at Oggies, leaving O’Gorman to the lead.
As he continued to drop the hammer to pull a four-second lead at the half-way point, it was a battle behind for second place as City Lifting/RS Racing’s Brown and Belford, along with Moto Rapido rider Walker diced some three seconds clear of Harrison Crosby in fifth.
While O’Gorman was never in doubt for the victory as he crossed the line with a 4.504sec gap, the battle for the runner-up spot raged all the way to the wire.
And although Walker crashed out while looking to take both Belford and Brown into Montreal, it was Brown who held on by 0.130sec to beat points leader Belford to second place.