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.