Mixed fortunes for Horsman at Thruxton – Rd6

Lewisham teenager Cameron Horsman took yet another podium at Thruxton this weekend in the Hel Performance British Motostar standard class, however he missed out on Sunday following a technical issue

The weekend started off well for Horsman, who worked hard in the free practice session ending the fifth fastest standard class rider with a time of 1:25.711.

Q1 on Friday would see Horsman improve in time, and in position in hot conditions knocking off three tenths of a second posting a 1:25.421, meaning he would provisionally start in 20th place for Saturday’s first race, however Q2 on Saturday morning saw the teenager improve once again.

Cameron posted a 1:23.856, leapfrogging him into 16th place on the grid improving vastly in time, meaning he would line up as the second fastest standard class rider.

The afternoon’s first race saw Cameron get a great start and he ran with the leading group of riders in the standard class. He battled with Dan Jones until the end of the race for the lead, unfortunately just missing out on the final few laps, eventually crossing the line in second place.

Race two on Sunday would see Cameron start from 14th on the grid by virtue of his lap time in the first race, only three places behind Dan Jones who started from pole in the standard class.

From the lights Cameron got a great start, however after just a handful of laps he pulled into the pits with a brake issue. The team worked hard while the race was ongoing and freed the front brake off enough to allow Cameron to finish the race in eleventh place, picking up five Championship points.

After the race a delighted Cameron said: “I’m pleased with how this weekend has gone, I have taken another podium which is great, but I’m walking away disappointed it wasn’t two after what happened in race two. The brakes seized on and I couldn’t get up to speed and it was slowing me down, the team did great to send me back out and I picked up five points, I must thank everyone for their hard work in race two. But we roll onto Brands Hatch now in time, and I can’t wait to get there.”

Cameron now stays in fifth place of the standard class standings on 115 points, with the next round of the Championship in two weeks time at his home track of Brands Hatch.