Horsman back on track at Donington – Rd10

Lewisham based Cameron Horsman finally got his season back on track at Donington Park last weekend, achieving a seventh place finish in his class but unfortunately crashed out of Sunday’s feature race while pushing hard for a podium place

The started off well for the teenager, and instantly showed his pace around the Donington Park circuit. In the wet free practice on Friday morning he posted a 1:59.641, leaving him in 16th and the sixth fastest standard class rider.

The weather thankfully improved for the afternoon’s first qualifying session, and after small changes to his machine Cameron posted a 1:43.6, provisionally lining him up in 26th on the grid, and ninth in the standard class.

On Saturday morning the Lewisham man improved in time by over a full second, posting a 1:42.669, leaping him up on the grid to 24th place, and seventh quickest in the standard class.

From the lights in Saturday afternoon’s sprint race, Cameron made a great start and started to battle with the leaders of the standard class race.

The Lewisham teenager fought hard all race long, posting his fastest lap of the weekend in the process, a 1:41.7, eventually crossing the line in 16th place, and seventh in the standard class, picking up ten Championship points.

By virtue of his lap time from the first race, Horsman jumped to 18th place on the grid, and as the lights went out he made a great leap.

He started to battle within a group of riders and was looking strong hunting down a podium spot, until he crashed out on the second lap of the race.

After the weekend a frustrated Horsman said: “The weekend was strong for us, and I’m really disappointed with crashing out on Sunday. The team worked really hard all weekend and I felt a lot more comfortable on the bike. It’s nice to finally be back on track with what we are trying to achieve, and I can’t for the next round.

“I must thank all my team and family for their support, we are nearly back to where we were earlier in the season.”

Horsman stays in seventh place of the Hel Performance British Motostar standard class on 174 points.

The penultimate round of the 2016 season takes place in two weeks’ time as the series travels to Holland, and the TT Circuit Assen.