Forest Hill motorcycle racer Cameron Horsman completed another successful round in the Hel Performance British Motostar championship.
On Saturday he crossed the finish line in 6 th place whilst on Sunday he went one better finishing fifth.
Both free practice sessions took place in the rain. In free practice one it was so heavy few riders spent much time on track. In free practice two Horsman braved the weather and no one completed more laps. He finished seventh overall.
Thankfully the weather improved for qualifying. The track was damp initially but dried as the session went on. Cameron Horsman improved almost every lap and set his best time, a 1:51.709 on his final lap. It was good enough to put him fourth on the grid in the standard class.
As the riders set off on their warm up lap for the 12 lap race it began to spit with rain.
They formed up on the grid waiting for the lights to go out on their slick tyres. As the
race started the rain began to fall harder and it was red-flagged before a lap was completed. After a short delay to allow the riders to switch to wet tyres a shortened 10 lap race was underway.
The three leading riders managed to make a break at the front but Horsman was right in the middle of the chasing group. Horsman was able to keep pace with the soon to be crowned Moto3 Champion throughout the ten laps They were in a three-way battle for fourth position. In a tight finish he crossed the line in sixth place.
Horsman started ninth for race two but lost a couple of paces on the opening lap. He quickly gained his composure and made up three positions on lap two.
Horsman then continued to pick off riders and his worked his way back through the field. Having been 11 th at the end of the first lap he started the final lap in sixth place.
He still had time to pick up one more place as he went on to cross the line in a fantastic fifth position.
Horsman said,” The weather made things a bit difficult but that was the same for everybody. In the first race I kept with the second group of riders and it was a good race. In the second the start was not so good but I really enjoyed battling through the riders to get myself into fifth position.”
Cameron Horsman is in sixth position in the overall standings on 172 points.
The next race in the Hel Performance British Motostar series is not until 12 -14 October. In the meantime, Cameron Horsman will make the short trip across the sea to Holland for the next round of the British Talent Cup at Assen on 28-30 September.
Words: Jeremy Ryan