Cameron Horsman achieved his first finish on board the EE125 machine this weekend at Snetterton in Sunday’s feature race, also posting his fastest lap of the weekend in the process.
After the annual long break for the road-racing calendar, Cameron Horsman returned to action onboard his EE125 at the Snetterton 300 circuit, searching for his first points on board the former grand prix machine.
Friday saw Cameron improve in time after every lap of the free practice session. But for the afternoon, an issue with the bike put Cameron’s progress back a little, failing to complete a lap in the first qualifying session.
Come Saturday, Cameron was determined to set a lap time to put him on the grid for Saturday afternoon’s race, and that he, setting a lap time of 2:09.5, 1.3 seconds quicker than the time he achieved in free practice. Meaning he would line up in 30th place, ahead of many established riders in the class.
Race one on Saturday afternoon saw Cameron make a great start from the line, and was embroiled in a battle with Stephen Campbell, until Campbell made a move at the hairpin and lost the front leaving Cameron no room but to run over the stricken youngster, cutting his race short after only three laps.
Overnight the team made a change to the setup of the EE125, and it worked for Cameron during Sunday’s feature race. He got off to a great start once again and ran fourth in the 125 class, posting his fastest lap of the weekend in the process of a 2:08.3. But in the final laps, Cameron lost his fourth place to Andrew Sawford, crossing the line as the fifth 125 and 22nd overall.
After the race Cameron said: “This weekend has been really good. I felt I could of gone a little bit quicker than I did, but I feel much more comfortable on the bike now. I was disappointed after race one, but race two has given me a lot more confidence ahead of Knockhill now, so I can’t wait to get there and see what I can do.
“I just want to thank all my team, my Dad, my engineer Roberto, Roger and everyone that has helped me!”
Cameron now moves into 11th place in the 125cc Championship on 33 points. The next round of the Hel British Motostar Championship is held at the Knockhill circuit in Scotland, on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of July.