Horsman on fine form in season finale

Forest Hill bike racer, Cameron Horsman ended the British Talent Cup season on a high, with a fourth and sixth place at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, Spain.

A 23 point haul from the final round saw Horsman finish sixth overall in the championship designed as a feeder series for riders looking to move into MotoGP.

Qualifying didn’t go to plan with Horsman struggling in the wet conditions, only able to put his Honda NSF250R 14th on the grid.

Making a good start on the Friday’s race 1, the 17 year old made a couple of positions on the opening lap. Despite the rain and spray he continued to push, moving into the top ten by the end of the second lap.

With six laps to go Horsman worked himself in to sixth position needing only three laps more to overtake Joshua Whatley to move into a potential podium spot. He was unable to shake off the youngster though and on the final lap Whatley re-took the position, leaving Horsman to follow him over the line in 4th.

Cameron Horsman leads Max Cook in Valencia

In a weekend of torrential rain, Saturday’s 17 lap race was held in dry conditions, coming as a welcome relief to the riders.

Horsman made a superb start, taking 8 places to cross the line in 6th for the first time of asking.

As the race settled in a break-away group chased down third place man, Max Cook, with a six way battle then ensuing for the final podium place and with positions changing almost every corner Horsman found himself at the front of the group.

Unable to break away in such close company he eventually crossed the line in 6th only 1 second off standing on the podium.

Horsman said, “That was a great weekend even if I did just miss the podium. The season has been fantastic and I would like to thank everyone at the British Talent Cup for putting on such a superb championship and giving me this opportunity.”

Photos: Bonnie Lane

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