BSB Motostar Oulton Park

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The weather and track conditions were excellent as first free practice got underway on Saturday at Oulton Park, with Cameron Horsman getting a good start. Coming up to the end of the first lap the bike suffered a mechanical failure, which turned out to be an engine problem and the end of the session for Cameron. Jeff Claridge from Nova Racing Transmissions kindly lent Cameron an engine; everybody in the team worked hard changing the engine over and had the bike ready in time for second free practice. After taking the first couple of laps steadily Cameron turned on the pressure finishing 3rd in the standard class with a best lap time of 1:50:061 being one of the fastest for the day.

Qualifying on Sunday, again with excellent weather, got underway and Cameron was up with the leaders, putting in good sector and lap times, with a final lap time of 1:49:000 saw him finish 2nd in his class and on 6th row of the grid for Sunday’s race.

The first race of 10 laps on Sunday afternoon saw Cameron late onto the grid due to a slight problem which was able to be fixed prior to exiting the pit lane. As the lights went out he got a good start and throughout the race Cameron and Fenton Seabright battled it out for second and third places over the ten laps with Victor Rodriguez leading the standard class. As the race finished Cameron took 3rd place with a best lap time of 1:48:247.

The second race of 14 laps on Monday and again Cameron was riding hard from the start and up at the front determined to try and take the race win. Unfortunately this was not to be when he crashed out in the closing laps sliding across the track and grass closely followed by his bike. The rider was unscathed the bike suffering some damage.

Following the race Cameron said I was devastated to have crashed out, but a big thank you to Jeff of Nova for lending me an engine and everyone else who helped in changing it so quickly. Without this help I would not have made it to the podium on Sunday. Racing has its ups and downs but we move on now to the next British Talent Cup rounds, the end of May at Donnington, in June at Snetterton then back to HEL Motostar in July at Knockhill, the season is still in the early stages and all to play for. Finally, thank you to my father for all the time and effort he puts in to enable me to compete.

BSB Motostar Brands Hatch Indy Circuit

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The first practice took place on a wet but drying track surface. Following the wet conditions experienced at Donington Park for British Talent Cup Cameron Horsman showed that he wasn’t afraid of the wet. From the start he consistently improved his lap times as the first free practice progressed finishing with a time of 54.071.

By the afternoon and second practice the track was dry and saw Cameron continue to lead the Honda standard class recording the fastest lap at 51.039 and finishing both practice sessions at the top of the time sheet.

The track and weather conditions for qualifying on Saturday were good and from the start Horsman was up at the front pushing hard, enjoying the Indy Circuit and eventually qualifying in second place with the fastest lap time for the Standard Class of 51.134 behind Victor Rodriguez.

The weekend having got off to a good start, as the lights went out for the start of the first race saw Cameron riding hard, enjoying the Indy Circuit, up amongst the Moto 3 riders and battling with Rodriguez and Cook in the standard class. This battle continued throughout the race and saw Cameron taking third place, his first podium of the season and recording the fastest lap at 50.605 / 85.93mph.

By virtue of Cameron having the fastest lap in race 1 on Saturday meant he started Sunday’s race on pole position in the Honda standard class. As the lights went out Cameron got a tough start and found himself further back than he would have liked. However he made his way back up and being faster than Cook and Seabright, who were in second and third place, it looked as though there could be another podium but on the last lap Horsman was held up and at the flag took fourth place.

Following the race Cameron said it had been a good weekend, he was pleased with the results and his bike had performed well. Again thank you to my family and everyone who supports and encourages me but particularly to my father for ensuring my bike is race ready.

British Talent Cup Donington Park

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First practice on Saturday was far from ideal, with a wet track and a very low temperature saw some riders struggling with the conditions and there were several fallers. Cameron Horsman took it steady, getting a feel for the conditions and finishing the practice without any problems.

The second session was still very cold and although the track had improved there was only one wet corner. Rory Skinner was in the mix again but this time Cameron Horsman had clearly gained confidence as he and Skinner swapped the fastest times throughout the session. The two riders were generally more than a second ahead of the third placed rider for the full 30 minutes. As the session came to a close Horsman again went fastest leading Skinner by 0.895 seconds with a 1:47.471 to be the fastest rider after the two practice sessions.

In qualifying Cameron Horsman was unable to match his second practice taking 5th place on the grid for the first race later in the day.

The inaugural race of British Talent Cup and drama started before the race even began when Cameron Horsman and Rory Skinner both fell on the sighting lap. Both were successful in getting their bikes back to pit lane, where mechanics worked quickly on repairs and both riders were able to re-join at the back of the grid instead of in their qualifying positions of fifth and sixth. Fenton Seabright had an issue on the grid as riders left for the warm-up lap eventually starting from the pit lane. Despite starting from the back by the end of the first lap Cameron Horsman was running 13th, Fenton Seabright 15th and Rory Skinner was up to 9th. In the final third of the race, there was a continuous battle between Storm Stacey, Rory Skinner, Scott Swann, Charlie Atkins and Cameron Horsman for fifth to ninth places. At the finish it was Thomas Strudwick in 1st place followed by Joshua Whatley and Fenton Seabright with Cameron Horsman taking 6th place.

At the end of the race Cameron said he was pleased with his result after having crashed on the sighting lap and starting from the back but was looking forward to Monday’s race. Thank you to everyone for supporting me and particularly to Dorna for giving me the opportunity to be part of the BTC team. #23

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.