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.