13 year old Cameron Horsman took his maiden win in the Hel British Motostar class this weekend at Knockhill, after an up and down weekend on his first visit.
After his learning curve two weeks ago at the Snetterton 300 circuit, where he achieved his first finish onboard the EE125 machine, Cameron headed north and to the Knockhill circuit in high sprits, and excited about the prospect of learning a new circuit.
During the free practice session, Cameron came out of the blocks firing, and quickly got to grips with the twisty and technical Scottish circuit. Finishing the session in 21st place, and fourth fastest 125. A good start around a circuit he’d
never ridden around before.
In the afternoon first qualifying session Cameron, improved in time and also his feeling with the bike to post a 57:100, placing him provisionally in 25th position on the grid, and seventh quickest 125, only six tenths of a second behind the third quickest 125.
After a major delay to proceedings due to heavy rain forcing issues with the track, which had to be repaired and was done with ease and in good time. The motostar race was pushed back in time.
And from the launch from the lights Cameron got a great start, and after the first lap he was running in second place in the 125 class, until a mechanical issue on lap four forced him to retire, but they were positive signs ahead of the feature race on Sunday. During Sunday’s morning warm up, Cameron pushed too hard and unfortunately crashed, but luckily with minimal damage. Prior to the race on Sunday afternoon, the heaven opened, forcing a delay to the race. But when the lights went out Cameron got a great launch off the line and ran as the first 125 after the first lap. After battling hard with Josh Owens, Cameron got the better of him for the lead of the 125 class, and took the win by five seconds from Owens, his maiden win on the EE125.
After the race Cameron said: “That was amazing. I tried so hard from the start and the battle with Josh was fantastic, and to get the better of him and come away with my first win is brilliant. This weekend has been up and down really, and this is my first time here as well, we worked hard in free practice and qualifying, but the crash in warm up didn’t dent my confidence.
“I just want to thank everyone involved, because without them I wouldn’t be standing on the top step this weekend. Roberto, my Dad and Rob have worked so hard on the bike, and without them and Roger none of this would be possible.
“I can’t wait for Brands Hatch now, it’s my home round and I want to carry on this momentum.”