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.”