Dutch courage shown by Horsman at Assen – Rd11

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Lewisham teenager Cameron Horsman picked up a solid haul of points this weekend in Holland, taking a seventh and eighth place finishes in both races at the TT Circuit Assen

The free practice session saw Cameron make a great start and was topping the time sheets until the final few minutes where was bumped down the order to sixth, only 1.3 seconds behind fastest man Dan Jones.

Qualifying on Friday afternoon would see Horsman improve in time, along with the other standard class Moto3 riders, lining himself up in seventh place for Saturday’s first race of the weekend, after improving in time by eight tenths of a seconds.

Saturday’s first race saw Horsman make a great leap from his grid spot, and straight away he became embroiled in a ten-man battle for the lead on a drying track. By mid-race the London teenager had dropped to the back of the group, but by the end of the race he made his way back through the pack and crossed the line in eighth place.

Sunday’s feature race saw Horsman start from eleventh on the grid, by virtue of the lap time he set in the first race. As the lights went out Cameron made a great start, and began to battle in a group for fifth place, as the leading group quickly pulled away.

The FAB-Racing/Nova Racing rider swapped places all race long, eventually nicking seventh place on the last lap from TJ Toms.

After the weekend Cameron said: “Our position doesn’t show how hard we have been working this weekend, and I’m frustrated not to be on the podium again. However, we have made a solid progression this weekend and I can’t wait to end the season strong at my home round at Brands Hatch. Once again, thank you to everyone who is supporting me, I can’t do it without you!”

Cameron now sits on 191 points, with two more races left to run at the final round of the season at Brands Hatch in two weeks’ time.

Championship Glory for Cameron Horsman in GP125/Moto 3 Open

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Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship
23 – 25 September 2016 Slovakia Ring, Czech Republic

From the start of the final round of the AARR Championship at Slovakia circuit Cameron was determined for success, posting good times in the 3 free practice sessions on Friday. However, in the official practice later in the day the EE machine suffered technical problems.

Roberto Baglioni and the team worked late into Friday night to ensure all was well with the machine for the qualifying session on Saturday morning, which saw Cameron qualify in 3 rd place.

Race 1 saw Cameron 3 rd on the grid. From the start he was out in front, pushing hard and taking 1 st place with a margin of 13.848 seconds over the second placed rider.

Race 2 on Sunday and Cameron was 2 nd on the grid and from the off he fought atough race with Martin Gbelec of the Czech Republic. Going into lap 6 the race was stopped due to an accident. Timings taken to the end of lap 5 which saw Cameron take 2nd place.

The combined results from both races were sufficient for Cameron to take the AARR GP125/Moto3 Open Championship.

Commenting Cameron said, this has been a fantastic weekend, it was great to be back on the EE 125 and the victory in no small part is down to Roberto for his hard work on the bike, his guidance and what he has taught me. Also a big thank you to my team Fab Racing, my Dad and family for their support and help without which I would not have achieved this success.

To have been given the opportunity to race in the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship has been an amazing experience and thank you to everyone who had faith in me.

Horsman back on track at Donington – Rd10

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Lewisham based Cameron Horsman finally got his season back on track at Donington Park last weekend, achieving a seventh place finish in his class but unfortunately crashed out of Sunday’s feature race while pushing hard for a podium place

The started off well for the teenager, and instantly showed his pace around the Donington Park circuit. In the wet free practice on Friday morning he posted a 1:59.641, leaving him in 16th and the sixth fastest standard class rider.

The weather thankfully improved for the afternoon’s first qualifying session, and after small changes to his machine Cameron posted a 1:43.6, provisionally lining him up in 26th on the grid, and ninth in the standard class.

On Saturday morning the Lewisham man improved in time by over a full second, posting a 1:42.669, leaping him up on the grid to 24th place, and seventh quickest in the standard class.

From the lights in Saturday afternoon’s sprint race, Cameron made a great start and started to battle with the leaders of the standard class race.

The Lewisham teenager fought hard all race long, posting his fastest lap of the weekend in the process, a 1:41.7, eventually crossing the line in 16th place, and seventh in the standard class, picking up ten Championship points.

By virtue of his lap time from the first race, Horsman jumped to 18th place on the grid, and as the lights went out he made a great leap.

He started to battle within a group of riders and was looking strong hunting down a podium spot, until he crashed out on the second lap of the race.

After the weekend a frustrated Horsman said: “The weekend was strong for us, and I’m really disappointed with crashing out on Sunday. The team worked really hard all weekend and I felt a lot more comfortable on the bike. It’s nice to finally be back on track with what we are trying to achieve, and I can’t for the next round.

“I must thank all my team and family for their support, we are nearly back to where we were earlier in the season.”

Horsman stays in seventh place of the Hel Performance British Motostar standard class on 174 points.

The penultimate round of the 2016 season takes place in two weeks’ time as the series travels to Holland, and the TT Circuit Assen.

Challenging weekend at Oulton Park for Horsman – Rd9

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It was a tough weekend for Lewisham teenager Cameron Horsman, after battling bike setup all weekend long he took a 23rd place finish in Sunday’s race, finishing ninth in the standard class

The first free practice session on Friday morning saw Horsman work hard on track, improving the feel of his FAB-Racing/Nova Racing Honda NSF250R around the challenging Oulton Park track.

In the afternoon’s second session the tall teenager improved in time, posting a 1:51.700 leaving him the seventh fastest standard class rider, only 1.6 second behind the fastest standard class rider Mark Clayton.

Qualifying would see Horsman improve in time on the dry track in the second session, knocking off 1.8 seconds from his time set in the second free practice on Friday morning, meaning Horsman would line up in 27th on the grid for Sunday’s race.

From the lights Horsman made a great leap from the line, and became embroiled in a battle for fifth place in the standard class with a group of five riders.

The group were swapping and exchanging places all race long for fifth place, however mid race the group had dropped Cameron and he was forced to ride a lonely race crossing the line in 23rd, and ninth in the standard class.

Following the weekend, a frustrated Horsman said: “I’m really frustrated with this weekend, we’ve worked hard with the bike but everything we have done hasn’t seemed to have worked. I need to focus on my riding again and with a short turn around for Donington next weekend it’s great to quickly get back out on track and show people exactly what I can do.”

Cameron currently sits in seventh place of the Hel Performance British Motostar standard class standings on 164 points.

The next round of the Championship is at Donington Park this weekend.

Testing times at Cadwell Park for teenager Horsman – Rd8

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Lewisham based Cameron Horsman had a difficult weekend at Cadwell Park this Bank Holiday, taking a sixth place in the first race on Sunday and crashing out of the second race on Monday after battling with machine setup all weekend

The weekend started off well with Cameron improving in time and with the setup of his FAB-Racing/Nova Racing Honda NSF250R, with Cameron finishing the session in 20th place and fifth fastest standard class man.

The Lewisham teenager improved vastly in time in qualifying, knocking off more than three seconds off his time to line him in fifth place of the standard class grid with a time of 1:38.092, which would be spilt up from the Moto3GP riders, due to the nature of the Cadwell Park circuit.

Race one saw Cameron make a great start and he began to battle with the leading riders in the Standard class race, battling for a podium position.

As they reeled in the Moto3GP class riders, who set off 30 seconds ahead of them, Cameron just couldn’t make his way past to continue the battle for the podium, crossing the line in sixth place in the standard class and 24th overall.

For the second race on Bank Holiday Monday, Cameron started from fourth on the Standard class grid, and made a great start once again and looked to move his way forward into a podium position.

As he chased the group ahead down heading into the mountain chicane on the second lap, Cameron lost the front end as he braked into the corner and crashed out the race.

After the weekend Cameron said: “I’m really disappointed with this weekend, it’s been really tough to be honest. The last few rounds have been a test for us as a team and we have to get back on the podium at Oulton Park next time out.

“I want to thank my family, FAB-Racing and Nova Racing for all their support, and I’ll be back pushing hard at Oulton.

Cameron now sits in seventh place of the Hel Performance Standard Moto3 Championship on 157 points.

The Championship now moves onto round nine in two weeks time at Oulton Park on the 9th/10th/11th September.

Difficult home round for Horsman at Brands Hatch – Rd7

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It was a challenging weekend for Lewisham teenager Cameron Horsman, who battled hard in the three races over the weekend but couldn’t reach the podium at his home round of Brands Hatch

The free practice session on Friday morning would see Cameron would hard on the setup of his FAB-Racing/Nova Racing Honda NSF250R, posting a time good enough to put him 18th, the sixth fastest standard class man.

Friday afternoon would see Cameron improve in time by 1.3 seconds and leap three places upto 15th, and the second fastest standard class man in Q1, only one second behind Dan Jones the leader of the standard class.

Q2 on Saturday morning would see Cameron drop down the standings after struggling to post a faster time, however he would stay in the top three of the standard class, starting from 19th on the grid, and third standard class man.

From the lights in race one Cameron made a great start and ran with the leaders of the standard class. After Dan Jones pulled away from the group including Horsman, the battle was on for second place.

He worked hard all race long, but just lost out in the dice for the podium after losing out to Mark Clayton in the final laps of the race, crossing the line in 18th place, and fourth standard class rider.

Race two on Saturday afternoon would see Cameron and the rest of the standard class share the circuit with the Moriwaki Junior 250 cup, as the rescheduled race from the first round at Silverstone.

Cameron, starting from third on the grid, got off to a great start and battled for the lead of the race in a group of five riders. The teenager jostled for position with Asher Durham, Mark Clayton, TJ Toms and Liam Delves for third place just losing out on the line taking seventh place in the race.

Come Sunday Cameron was confident of achieving a good result, and desperate to take to the podium at his home race. From the start Horsman made a great leap and battled hard for third place with Thomas Strudwick, Mark Clayton and Asher Durham.

However, towards to the end of the race Horsman lost grip with his rear tyre, meaning he couldn’t push as hard as he wanted too crossing the line as the sixth standard class man, and 20th overall.

After the weekend a disappointed Horsman said: “This weekend has been really frustrating, I wanted to try and take advantage of the three races we had to claw some points back in the Championship but for one reason or another it hasn’t happened. I have a small break now before the next round of the season at Cadwell and I will come back fighting.

“I just want to thank all my family and sponsors for their help and support again, without them I wouldn’t be here.”

Cameron stays in fifth place of the Hel Performance Standard Motostar Championship sitting on 147 points. The next round of the Championship is run over the Bank Holiday weekend at Cadwell Park on the 27th/28/29th August.

Mixed fortunes for Horsman at Thruxton – Rd6

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Lewisham teenager Cameron Horsman took yet another podium at Thruxton this weekend in the Hel Performance British Motostar standard class, however he missed out on Sunday following a technical issue

The weekend started off well for Horsman, who worked hard in the free practice session ending the fifth fastest standard class rider with a time of 1:25.711.

Q1 on Friday would see Horsman improve in time, and in position in hot conditions knocking off three tenths of a second posting a 1:25.421, meaning he would provisionally start in 20th place for Saturday’s first race, however Q2 on Saturday morning saw the teenager improve once again.

Cameron posted a 1:23.856, leapfrogging him into 16th place on the grid improving vastly in time, meaning he would line up as the second fastest standard class rider.

The afternoon’s first race saw Cameron get a great start and he ran with the leading group of riders in the standard class. He battled with Dan Jones until the end of the race for the lead, unfortunately just missing out on the final few laps, eventually crossing the line in second place.

Race two on Sunday would see Cameron start from 14th on the grid by virtue of his lap time in the first race, only three places behind Dan Jones who started from pole in the standard class.

From the lights Cameron got a great start, however after just a handful of laps he pulled into the pits with a brake issue. The team worked hard while the race was ongoing and freed the front brake off enough to allow Cameron to finish the race in eleventh place, picking up five Championship points.

After the race a delighted Cameron said: “I’m pleased with how this weekend has gone, I have taken another podium which is great, but I’m walking away disappointed it wasn’t two after what happened in race two. The brakes seized on and I couldn’t get up to speed and it was slowing me down, the team did great to send me back out and I picked up five points, I must thank everyone for their hard work in race two. But we roll onto Brands Hatch now in time, and I can’t wait to get there.”

Cameron now stays in fifth place of the standard class standings on 115 points, with the next round of the Championship in two weeks time at his home track of Brands Hatch.

Alpe Adris Championship 15 – 17 July at Most, Czech Republic

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PODIUM JOY FOR HORSMAN

The weekend in the Czech Republic at the North Bohemian Autodrome Most hosted over two hundred riders from thirteen European countries competing for points in the Alpe Adria Championship. For Cameron the weekend did not start well as the luggage containing his racing kit did not arrive at Prague airport and is still missing resulting in Thursday being spent shopping in Prague for replacement kit.

From the start Cameron was determined for success with excellent times being posted for the third free practice and the Official Practice on Friday. Saturday qualifying saw Cameron in pole position on the grid and from the start of Race 1 he was out in front racing hard, taking the chequered flag some 33 seconds over the second placed rider and also posting the fastest lap time.

Race 2 on Sunday, Cameron was on pole and fought a hard fast race with Martin Gbelec from the Czech Republic to be beaten into second place by only 0.039 seconds, but once again achieving the fastest lap time.

Cameron now moves up to second place in the Championship behind Oliver Konig.

Commenting Cameron said, this has been an amazing weekend in Czech Republic, I love racing the EE125; I am so grateful to Roberto for all his work, help and advice and to my Dad and family for all their support.

The final round of the championship is at Slovakia Ring 23 – 25 September.

Double podium joy for Horsman at Snetterton -Rd5

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Lewisham teenager Cameron Horsman kept up the pace in the Hel Performance Standard Moto3 Championship battle this weekend at Snetterton, achieving two solid podiums in both races.

Horsman started the weekend brightly, ending the free practice session fourth fastest standard man, only three tenths of a second behind third place man Liam Delves.

First qualifying would Horsman improve in time following changes to his machine to give a better feel onboard the bike around the fast and flowing 2.9 mile Snetterton circuit. Cameron ended Q1 only 1.7 seconds behind the fastest standard rider Storm Stacey, posting a 2:05.840.

Saturday morning’s second qualifying wouldn’t help Horsman at all, after heavy rain forced the session to be run in wet conditions, forcing Horsman to gain valuable feedback with a wet setup.

This meant that Cameron would stay in 16th for the afternoon’s sprint race, following his time set in the dry first qualifying. From the lights Cameron got a great leap on a dry track and started to battle within a pack of riders for 14th place, and also the lead in the standard race.

Cameron diced for position all race long, but would have to settle for 16 points after losing out in the battle for second place with Storm Stacey after Dan Jones pulled away to the standard class victory.

Sunday saw Horsman once again make a great start from 16th on the grid, as he looked to battle for the lead of the standard class race. Horsman was then stuck in traffic and the leaders of the Honda NSF250 race pulled a considerable gap on the Lewisham boy.

He rode a very lonely race, eventually crossing the line in 16th place, and the third standard man home, earning another important 16 points to his Championship campaign.

After the race Horsman said: “I’m very pleased to walk away with two third places this weekend. Snetterton is a tough circuit because it is so big and wide, but I rode hard and made sure I brought home the points, after walking away with none from the last round. It’s good for the Championship but I have a lot of work to do now, but I’m looking forward to the challenge at Thruxton next time out.

“Once again I need to thank FAB Racing, Nova Racing, my Dad and all my family for supporting me this weekend!”

Cameron now moves onto 90 points in the Championship standings, sitting in fifth place just behind Mark Clayton. The Championship now moves onto Thruxton in Hampshire for round six of the series in two weeks time.

Scottish woes for teenager Horsman at Knockhill – Rd4

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It was a weekend to forget for Lewisham based motorcycle racer Cameron Horsman, who after showing great pace in practice and qualifying failed to finish both Hel Performance British Motostar races due to crashes.

The weekend started off strong for the FAB-Racing/Nova Racing Honda NSF250cc man, after finishing the free practice session only half a second second behind fastest standard class rider Mark Clayton, posting a 56.266 lap.

Qualifying would see Horsman improve in time by a full second, posting a 55.223 lap leaving him in 17th for Sunday’s early first race, only one tenth of a second behind Mark Clayton who was the quickest standard man.

From the lights on Sunday Cameron would make a great leap and would lead the standard class race from Clayton early on. However, as he entered the final hairpin on the first lap, the youngster would tuck the front end and crash out of the race, losing vital points in the title race.

Race two and Horsman was ready to make up for what happened in the earlier race, however the weather took a turn for the worse leaving the team to work hard to find a solid wet setup after no wet practice all weekend long.

After starting from 22nd position after dropping down the grid due to his crash in the first race, and from the lights he made a great leap.

The youngster was hunting the leaders of the standard class race but on lap six and he was improving on his lap time he was caught out by the tricky conditions and crashed out.

After the weekend Cameron expressed: “I’m disappointed with how this weekend has ended up after showing some great pace earlier on in the free practice sessions. I lost the front into the hairpin in race one which was a rookie mistake but I was pushing hard and I’m frustrated to have crashed out in race two, but the conditions caught me out.

“I must say a massive thank you to the support shown to me this weekend by Nova Racing and also FAB Racing, they have helped me so much in my career so far and I’m sorry to let them down this weekend, but I will come back stronger at the next round at Snetterton in two weeks time.”

Cameron now travels to Snetterton on the 8th-10th July for round five of the Hel Performance British Motostar Championship.