Go Racing Developments SGR rider Cameron Horsman from Lewisham finished 8 th and 4 th in the first round of the British GP2 championship event at
Oulton Park last weekend.
The weekend got off to a tricky start as the weather interfered with both free practice sessions for the Moto2 machines. The first session saw the
riders taking to a damp but drying track.
Horsman was the 6 th quickest. In the second session was a wet session and with little to be gained Horsman and the team decided to stay in the pits.
Saturday proved a much better day with the sun shining brightly throughout. Despite little track time Horsman started well. Running in and around
fifth place during the session he pulled into the pits to make a few final changes before the end of the session. Having crossed
the start finish line with barely 20 seconds remaining on the clock Horsman made one more flying lap. It proved successful as he qualified his
Chassis Factory Moto2 machine third with a lap time of 1:40.467.
Race One 12 laps
The first race of the season did not go to plan. After getting a bit of air under the front wheel from the start Horsman dropped a few places on the
opening corner. Now running fifth in the British GP2 class and keen to regain lost positions Horsman out-braked the Go Racing
Developments SGR Moto2 going towards the Hizzy chicane on lap two. He was forced to take the to the escape road and lost around three seconds.
Horsman pushed hard to try and make up the lost time and ending the 12 lap race in 8 th position in the GP2 class.
Race Two 12 laps
Grid positions for race two were based on riders’ fastest lap times from race one. Horsman lined up 21 st on the grid and 8 th in the British GP2
Class. He made a clean get-away this time and quickly moved into 7 th position in the British GP2 class.
About a third of the way in to the race Horsman caught up with two more GP2 riders. The three were in amongst some British Supersport machines which
added another challenge to their own racing progress. On lap eight Horsman overtook one of his competitors and quickly
closed the gap on the next.
By two-thirds distance he was ahead of both the rival GP2 riders and into 5 th in the class. He managed temporarily to put a British Supersport
machine between himself and his GP2 rivals and began to make a gap. With another ride in the class being forced into the pits Horsman
was able to cross the finish line for a fourth place finish.
Horsman leaves round one of the British GP2 championship in fourth position with 21 points.
Cameron Horseman said, “Clearly I was disappointed with the first race. I braked a little too late at the chicane which meant I had to take the long
lap penalty route to stay on the bike and avoid a crash. This lost me a lot of time. The second race was better with a fourth place finish.
We have actually not done too bad and scored points in both races. Thanks to my team and my sponsors for all their help this weekend.”
Photos by Bonnie Lane