It was a weekend to forget for Lewisham’s Cameron Horsman after mechanical issues plagued the 14 year old all weekend long, forcing DNF’s in both races.
The weekend couldn’t have started worse for the 14 year old. Having never seen the circuit before he needed laps, but during the free practice session his chain broke, forcing him to only complete three laps after the bike was recovered from the circuit, and a new chain fitted.
The first qualifying session on Friday afternoon had similar fortunes for Horsman, where a mechanical issue cut short his session after just one lap, forcing the team to work hard into the night to rebuild the bike.
But come Saturday morning, Cameron was looking for revenge after the difficult start to the weekend. Qualifying two saw him post a 2:26 lap, good enough to line him up 4th fastest 125 machine, and overall 20th place, on his second lap of the session, proving he’d learnt the track in a short space of time.
Saturday’s sprint race saw Cameron get a great start, and he ran as the fourth 125 and began to chase the group ahead down. But then, once again, yet another mechanical failure saw Horsman have to pull out of the race on the first lap.
Overnight the team worked once again to rebuild the bike to give Cameron the chance of winning his seventh race of the season.
Due to the issue with the bike in race one, his lap time from qualifying would drop him to 26th as others in the first race went quicker. But as the lights went out Horsman once again made his trademark good start, and went about picking off the riders ahead. But then, after just four laps the bike stopped once again, this time an electrical fault.
After the race Cameron said: “This weekend has been disappointing because I’ve really liked the circuit. We can’t help the mechanical failures we’ve had, each time a different problem. We’ve lost big points in the Championship this weekend.”
Cameron has dropped to fifth position of the Hel British Motostar Championship on 228 points, eight points ahead of Wesley Jonker in sixth.