British Talent Cup class of 2018 decided at Silverstone

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The wait is now over, and the class of 2018 for the first ever British Talent Cup has been decided

Around ninety riders attended the selection event today at the famous Silverstone circuit. It was a full day for the youngsters as they vied for a spot in the British Talent Cup 2018 championship.

One of the 22 young riders selected to line up next season is Cameron Horsman, who travelled to Silverstone for the Selection Event on Wednesday 24 August.

The championship has been set up as a stepping stone to the world stage of motorcycle racing. The races are going to be held at Dorna-run events such as MotoGP and World Superbike.

The Selection Event team – including Alberto Puig, Talent Promotion Director, Shuhei Nakamoto, Special Advisor, and Jeremy McWilliams, British Talent Scout -were looking for talent as well as speed, with improvement and skill just as valued as outright pace.

On Thursday 25 August the 22 riders accepted as full time entrants to the Cup in 2018 took part in the Day of Champions at Silverstone as they prepare for their next adventure – invited onto the stage for their first taste of the Road to MotoGP™.

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.

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.

Alpe Adria Championship 17 – 19 June 2016 Grobnik, Croatia

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The weekend at Grobnik started well with good practice results on Friday then the start of qualifying on Saturday saw Cameron in the pits with a seized engine. Roberto and the team worked hard on the EE bike and for the start of Saturday’s race Cameron was second to last on the grid. Determined for success from the start Cameron was soon up with the leaders fighting hard and finishing in 2 nd place. Sunday’s qualifying saw Cameron posting some great practice times and shaving a second off Saturday’s best time. Starting Sunday’s race from 2 nd place on the grid this proved to be another very close, well fought race with Cameron taking another 2 nd on the podium; the difference between 1 st and 2 nd places being less than half a second. The next round goes to the Czech Republic 15 – 17 July.

Alpe Adria Championship 3 – 5 June 2016 Pannoniaring, Hungary

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More than two hundred riders from sixteen European countries were fighting for points at the Pannoniaring in Hungary. Competing in the Moto 3 class riding the Engines Engineering 125GP for FAB Racing this was a new experience for Cameron where he was the only representative in the competition from the UK. The first race on Saturday saw Cameron taking 5 th place. Sunday’s race was very close but Cameron fought hard, improving on the previous day to take 3 rd place on the podium. The championship moves on to Grobnik circuit in Croatia for the next round 17 – 19 June.