Dutch courage shown by Horsman at Assen – Rd11

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Lewisham teenager Cameron Horsman picked up a solid haul of points this weekend in Holland, taking a seventh and eighth place finishes in both races at the TT Circuit Assen

The free practice session saw Cameron make a great start and was topping the time sheets until the final few minutes where was bumped down the order to sixth, only 1.3 seconds behind fastest man Dan Jones.

Qualifying on Friday afternoon would see Horsman improve in time, along with the other standard class Moto3 riders, lining himself up in seventh place for Saturday’s first race of the weekend, after improving in time by eight tenths of a seconds.

Saturday’s first race saw Horsman make a great leap from his grid spot, and straight away he became embroiled in a ten-man battle for the lead on a drying track. By mid-race the London teenager had dropped to the back of the group, but by the end of the race he made his way back through the pack and crossed the line in eighth place.

Sunday’s feature race saw Horsman start from eleventh on the grid, by virtue of the lap time he set in the first race. As the lights went out Cameron made a great start, and began to battle in a group for fifth place, as the leading group quickly pulled away.

The FAB-Racing/Nova Racing rider swapped places all race long, eventually nicking seventh place on the last lap from TJ Toms.

After the weekend Cameron said: “Our position doesn’t show how hard we have been working this weekend, and I’m frustrated not to be on the podium again. However, we have made a solid progression this weekend and I can’t wait to end the season strong at my home round at Brands Hatch. Once again, thank you to everyone who is supporting me, I can’t do it without you!”

Cameron now sits on 191 points, with two more races left to run at the final round of the season at Brands Hatch in two weeks’ time.