Second Win Of The Season For Horsman At Brands Hatch – Rd6

Cameron Horsman took a win and a second place at his home circuit this weekend, carrying on where he left off two weeks ago in Scotland. High in confidence after his debut win onboard the EE125 at Knockhill two weeks ago, Cameron came into his home round at Brands Hatch eager to carry on

Friday’s free practice session saw Cameron work hard on the circuit, and with the setup of his former grand prix machine. The 13 year old lapped the 2.4-mile circuit in a time of 1:41.839, placing him the fourth quickest 125 and only 2.2 seconds behind the quickest man in his class.

Come the afternoon’s first qualifying session, Cameron improved further in time by 1.1 seconds, posting a 1:39.928 provisionally lining him up in 20th place, and third quickest 125, with one more session left to improve on his time before Saturday’s sprint race.

Cameron worked hard all through the final qualifying session on Saturday morning, but he just couldn’t improve on his time set in Q1, as others behind him did improve in time the 13-year-old Horsman was bumped down the grid to 24th.

From the start of the race Cameron got a great leap and by the end of the first lap he was running second in the 125 class, and battling hard to work his way up to the leader of the class, Josh Owens. Cameron was then embroiled in a battle with Ryan Longshaw, but he did well and kept second position as he crossed the line to take his second podium in as many races.

In the feature race on Sunday, Cameron got an even better start and ran as the first 125 after the first few laps, and was then in a battle with the 125 championship leader in the form of Josh Owens. After swapping places all race, Cameron had the lead when the red flag came out and forced the race to be stopped, taking his second win in three races.

After the weekend a happy Horsman said: “This weekend has been great, to take a second and a win at my home circuit is just truly brilliant. I’m feeling more comfortable on the bike every time I go out, and that is just what I want. To win at my home circuit is fantastic, and to do in front of my family and my Dad makes it extra special.

“Without Roberto, Roger, Rob and my Dad I wouldn’t be able to do this, and I owe a lot to them. I can’t wait to get to get to Thurxton and do it all again.”

Maiden Win For Horsman In Scotland – Rd5

13 year old Cameron Horsman took his maiden win in the Hel British Motostar class this weekend at Knockhill, after an up and down weekend on his first visit.

After his learning curve two weeks ago at the Snetterton 300 circuit, where he achieved his first finish onboard the EE125 machine, Cameron headed north and to the Knockhill circuit in high sprits, and excited about the prospect of learning a new circuit.

During the free practice session, Cameron came out of the blocks firing, and quickly got to grips with the twisty and technical Scottish circuit. Finishing the session in 21st place, and fourth fastest 125. A good start around a circuit he’d
never ridden around before.

In the afternoon first qualifying session Cameron, improved in time and also his feeling with the bike to post a 57:100, placing him provisionally in 25th position on the grid, and seventh quickest 125, only six tenths of a second behind the third quickest 125.

After a major delay to proceedings due to heavy rain forcing issues with the track, which had to be repaired and was done with ease and in good time. The motostar race was pushed back in time.

And from the launch from the lights Cameron got a great start, and after the first lap he was running in second place in the 125 class, until a mechanical issue on lap four forced him to retire, but they were positive signs ahead of the feature race on Sunday. During Sunday’s morning warm up, Cameron pushed too hard and unfortunately crashed, but luckily with minimal damage. Prior to the race on Sunday afternoon, the heaven opened, forcing a delay to the race. But when the lights went out Cameron got a great launch off the line and ran as the first 125 after the first lap. After battling hard with Josh Owens, Cameron got the better of him for the lead of the 125 class, and took the win by five seconds from Owens, his maiden win on the EE125.

After the race Cameron said: “That was amazing. I tried so hard from the start and the battle with Josh was fantastic, and to get the better of him and come away with my first win is brilliant. This weekend has been up and down really, and this is my first time here as well, we worked hard in free practice and qualifying, but the crash in warm up didn’t dent my confidence.

“I just want to thank everyone involved, because without them I wouldn’t be standing on the top step this weekend. Roberto, my Dad and Rob have worked so hard on the bike, and without them and Roger none of this would be possible.

“I can’t wait for Brands Hatch now, it’s my home round and I want to carry on this momentum.”