Cameron Horsman cuts the gap at Cadwell Park

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Forest Hill Moto3 rider Cameron Horsman ended round six of the Hel Performance standard class championship in fifth place overall having closed the gap on the rider ahead to just seven points.

Free Practice
Cameron Horsman used free practice one to familiarise himself with the Cadwell Park circuit once again. In free practice two he then began to increase his pace, finishing third overall with a lap time of 1:37.863. This put him third quickest on the day.

Qualifying
After making some small overnight adjustments to the bike set up the Moto3 riders were back out early on Saturday morning for Qualifying. Although Horsman managed to continue to reduce his lap time he finished the session in sixth place.

Race One
Horsman dropped a couple of places off the start line but quickly recovered to end lap one in sixth position. He was in the leading group of riders. The Moto3 standard class riders treated the spectators to a fantastic show as they constantly changed places, lap after lap. On lap ten of the 12 there was a big accident just after the mountain section of the track which resulted in a red flag. Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt.
As the rules dictate the result is counted back to the last full lap completed minus those riders involved in the accident. This appeared to mean that Horsman had finished third and on the podium but somewhat controversially he was placed fourth
after the rider, who suffered a mechanical fault and whose bike started the incident was reinstated in his place and on the podium.

Race Two
After setting a fast lap time in race one he started second on the grid for race two. He made a good start to the race but about halfway through Horsman made a small mistake going into the hairpin. This dropped him down to fifth and he lost a bit of
ground on the lead riders. Digging deep he made up the gap but unfortunately, the race was cut short by four laps after the second red flag incident of the weekend.
Cameron Horsman said,” To be honest I don’t really understand the decision in race one. We contested it but they didn’t change anything. The rider had suffered a mechanical and was out the race and two riders crashed as a result of that so it was a
bit odd.
The second race was fantastic. Lots of close racing but I having caught back up with the lead riders I was unable to make a move because the race was stopped. All in all, it was a good weekend.”

Cameron Horsman is fifth overall just seven points behind the rider in fourth with three rounds remaining this season.

Words: Jeremy Ryan