Mixed Emotions For Horsman At Cadwell – Rd8

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14 year old Cameron Horsman took his fourth win of the season at Cadwell Park, before crashing out in race two in wet conditions.

Cameron came into the eighth round of the Hel British Motostar Championship high in confidence, and only four points behind fifth place in the title battle.

The free practice session on Friday morning saw Cameron fly out the blocks, lapping the second quickest 125 machine, only seven tenths behind the first quickest 125 in the form of Josh Owens.

After both qualifying sessions Cameron lapped a second quicker, posting a 1:38.711 to place him in 17th on the grid, and only two places behind the pole man for the 125 class.

From the start Cameron got a great leap from the line and instantly passed Josh Owens, taking the lead of the 125 race. Cameron battled he way up to 12th position, and the remained in the lead of the 125 race until he took the flag, taking his fourth win of the season, and leaping into fourth position of the 125 Championship.

Race two would see Cameron jump up one place into 16th on the grid, but just minutes before the start of the race, rain started to fall forcing the riders to switch to wet tyres. After a six minute wet practice the riders lined up on the grid for the 10 lap feature race.

Cameron got a great launch once again and battled hard with Josh Owens, the Lewisham man worked his way past and started to make a gap between him and the championship leader Owens.

The wet conditions weren’t fazing the 14 year old and he was lapping a full second quicker than the group ahead, until he high sided himself coming out of hall bends as the rain became heavier on lap four, crashing out of the lead of the 125 race.

After the race Horsman said: “That is really frustrating because I had much better pace than Josh and the others in front, and I felt so comfortable as well. I just came through hall bends and the circuit had become a lot worse with the wet conditions and I wasn’t expecting it, I got on the gas and it spat me off.

“It’s annoying because we had a great first race taking the win and I felt much better on the bike, but I’ve just got to put it behind me and learn from it. Once again thanks to all my team and family for all their support.”

Cameron now sits in fifth in the Hel British Motostar Championship on 153 points, only 59 points behind third place Mark Clayton. Cameron now has a two-week break before heading to Oulton Park for round nine of the Championship.

Thruxton Delight For Horsman – Rd7

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14 year old Cameron Horsman took his third win of his rookie season in the Motostar class, on his first ever visit to the fast Hampshire track last weekend.

Cameron headed into the seventh round of the Hel British Motostar high in confidence after his home round win two weeks ago, and wanted more of the same from his EE125 machine.

The free practice session didn’t go to plan for Cameron after a mechanical problem cut his session after only six laps.

But the afternoon session was far kinder to Cameron as he posted a time of a 1:25.8, placing him the third quickest 125 machine and provisionally lining him up 19th on the grid, after working hard with his suspension technicians, 100% suspension, with one more qualifying session remaining.

Sadly in Q2 Cameron couldn’t improve on his time set in the first session, meaning that he would drop to 23rd on the grid, and sixth 125.

Race one on Saturday saw Cameron fail to start the race due a mechanical issue, but the team worked hard to find the problem ahead of the morning warm up on Sunday.

After a positive eight-minute warm up which saw Cameron finish the session in 19th and fourth quickest 125, he felt confident with his machine and knew he could achieve a good result in the race.

After failing to post a lap time in the first race, Cameron would start from the back row of the grid race two. He made a great leap off the line and ran as the second 125, fending off battles from Brian Slooten and Liam Delves. On the final lap Cameron rode hard posting his fastest lap of the weekend, and took the flag as the first 125 after Josh Owens crashed out.

After the weekend Cameron said: “This weekend has been a tough one, we’ve had a few problems but the team have worked hard to overcome them. I got a really good start and picked my way through the pack, I was comfortable and the bike felt really good. I’m over the moon to take another victory and I can’t believe how much I’ve grown this year, and the bike is feeling mine now.

“Once again a massive thanks to the team and my family, without them I wouldn’t be here.”

Cameron now moves onto 128 points in the 125cc Championship.