Lewisham teenager Cameron Horsman kept up the pace in the Hel Performance Standard Moto3 Championship battle this weekend at Snetterton, achieving two solid podiums in both races.
Horsman started the weekend brightly, ending the free practice session fourth fastest standard man, only three tenths of a second behind third place man Liam Delves.
First qualifying would Horsman improve in time following changes to his machine to give a better feel onboard the bike around the fast and flowing 2.9 mile Snetterton circuit. Cameron ended Q1 only 1.7 seconds behind the fastest standard rider Storm Stacey, posting a 2:05.840.
Saturday morning’s second qualifying wouldn’t help Horsman at all, after heavy rain forced the session to be run in wet conditions, forcing Horsman to gain valuable feedback with a wet setup.
This meant that Cameron would stay in 16th for the afternoon’s sprint race, following his time set in the dry first qualifying. From the lights Cameron got a great leap on a dry track and started to battle within a pack of riders for 14th place, and also the lead in the standard race.
Cameron diced for position all race long, but would have to settle for 16 points after losing out in the battle for second place with Storm Stacey after Dan Jones pulled away to the standard class victory.
Sunday saw Horsman once again make a great start from 16th on the grid, as he looked to battle for the lead of the standard class race. Horsman was then stuck in traffic and the leaders of the Honda NSF250 race pulled a considerable gap on the Lewisham boy.
He rode a very lonely race, eventually crossing the line in 16th place, and the third standard man home, earning another important 16 points to his Championship campaign.
After the race Horsman said: “I’m very pleased to walk away with two third places this weekend. Snetterton is a tough circuit because it is so big and wide, but I rode hard and made sure I brought home the points, after walking away with none from the last round. It’s good for the Championship but I have a lot of work to do now, but I’m looking forward to the challenge at Thruxton next time out.
“Once again I need to thank FAB Racing, Nova Racing, my Dad and all my family for supporting me this weekend!”
Cameron now moves onto 90 points in the Championship standings, sitting in fifth place just behind Mark Clayton. The Championship now moves onto Thruxton in Hampshire for round six of the series in two weeks time.