14 year old Cameron Horsman took his third win of his rookie season in the Motostar class, on his first ever visit to the fast Hampshire track last weekend.
Cameron headed into the seventh round of the Hel British Motostar high in confidence after his home round win two weeks ago, and wanted more of the same from his EE125 machine.
The free practice session didn’t go to plan for Cameron after a mechanical problem cut his session after only six laps.
But the afternoon session was far kinder to Cameron as he posted a time of a 1:25.8, placing him the third quickest 125 machine and provisionally lining him up 19th on the grid, after working hard with his suspension technicians, 100% suspension, with one more qualifying session remaining.
Sadly in Q2 Cameron couldn’t improve on his time set in the first session, meaning that he would drop to 23rd on the grid, and sixth 125.
Race one on Saturday saw Cameron fail to start the race due a mechanical issue, but the team worked hard to find the problem ahead of the morning warm up on Sunday.
After a positive eight-minute warm up which saw Cameron finish the session in 19th and fourth quickest 125, he felt confident with his machine and knew he could achieve a good result in the race.
After failing to post a lap time in the first race, Cameron would start from the back row of the grid race two. He made a great leap off the line and ran as the second 125, fending off battles from Brian Slooten and Liam Delves. On the final lap Cameron rode hard posting his fastest lap of the weekend, and took the flag as the first 125 after Josh Owens crashed out.
After the weekend Cameron said: “This weekend has been a tough one, we’ve had a few problems but the team have worked hard to overcome them. I got a really good start and picked my way through the pack, I was comfortable and the bike felt really good. I’m over the moon to take another victory and I can’t believe how much I’ve grown this year, and the bike is feeling mine now.
“Once again a massive thanks to the team and my family, without them I wouldn’t be here.”
Cameron now moves onto 128 points in the 125cc Championship.