Dutch Double For Horsman At Assen

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On the back of a win at Oulton Park, Cameron Horsman travelled to Assen fuelled up and determined to further close the championship gap on Scott Ogden.

Weather conditions were good and going into Free Practice 1 on Friday saw the South London rider pushing hard from the start around the 2.8 mile Iconic TT Circuit which is familiar to him. At the end of free practice Horsman finished ahead of Ogden with Harvey Claridge in third place.

Free Practice 2 saw a similar battle with the result reversed, Horsman finishing second to Ogden and showing the rivalry between these two riders.

Qualifying on Saturday morning and again the close battle was fought out on the circuit resulting in the first row of the grid for the Standard class machines being Odgen on Pole, Horsman second and Claridge third.

Race 1 on Saturday and from the start the two championship leaders were battling for supremacy, fighting side by side and changing places frequently throughout the race. On the final lap the Lewisham rider made his move and on the drag to the finish passed Ogden to claim the race win with Harvey Claridge coming home in third place. This was a great start to the weekend for SP125 racing and Steve Patrickson having two riders on the podium in first and third places.

Sunday and Race 2 saw Horsman make another great start from lights out as he again battled with Ogden. This was almost a re-run of Race 1 with the two riders again racing side by side and neck and neck. At the last corner Horsman again made his move, held his nerve and pace to take the chequered flag, his second win of the weekend and the fastest lap. Ogden took second place and Franco Bourne third place with another success for SP125 racing again with two riders in first and third places.

After the race Horsman said “It’s been a superb weekend here at Assen, two race wins and ten points closer to the championship leader. Also a repeat of my first double at Assen in 2015. Thank you to all my supporters and sponsors, my father, Nova Racing and SP125 Racing.”

With four races to go the Lewisham Rider is on 245 points, 12 points short of the championship leader. The penultimate round is at Donington Park 4 – 6 October.

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