Horsman scores valuable points at Snetterton

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Cameron Horsman came away with really solid points from both British Talent Cup races in
round three of the British Talent Cup. The Forest Hill youngster finished race one in 8 th position
before going on to take sixth in the second.

Free Practice
During free practice one Horsman used the track time to try out a few different lines on the 2.7
mile Norfolk circuit, the second longest in England. Having worked out his braking markers and
other reference points he set a lap time of 2:04.914 in the second free practice session. This
put him provisional 7 th on the grid.

Qualifying
Saturday morning the 23 British Talent Cup riders lined up for the one qualifying session which
would decide the grid for both the weekend’s races.
Horsman only completed two laps before returning to the pits to make some adjustments to
the bike. It immediately paid off as he managed to increase his pace lap after lap finishing with
a 2:04.099 on his 14 th and final revolution of the track. Horsman had made it to fifth on the
grid.

Race One
In race one he didn’t get the best of starts and slipped to seventh at the end of the first lap. He
soon realized that they had opted for the wrong gearing and he was hitting the rev limiter on
the starights. The front group had got away and Horsman was riding in a lonely 7 th place for the
majority of the race. He was setting pretty consistent lap times throughout the race but came
under pressure in the closing laps. Despite managing to reduce his lap times Horsman was
pipped on the final lap and finished the race in a respectable 8 th .

Race Two
Alhtough the sky clouded over and it was cooler the weather stayed dry . Horsman lost a place
on the opening lap but then managed to hold onto sixth place. After a mistake by the race
leader he was elevated to fifth. Horsman came under a lot of pressure from Jack Nixon as the
two tussled throughout the 14 laps. As they came to complete the final lap the smaller, and
therefore lighter Nixon was able to out drag Horsman to the line. The result was Horsman
finished sixth just 0.048 secionds behind his rival.

Cameron Horsman now has 37 points and has climbed two positions to seventh overall. He will
next be riding in the Hel Performance British Motostar Championship at Knockhill in July.

Cameron Horsman said,” This was a better weekend..

The London racer will be back in action on a Moto3 at round three at Snetterton on 15 to 17
June.

Words: Jeremy Ryan