Cameron Horsman stood on the top step of the rostrum at Silverstone after a very competitive weekend to take victory in the second race of the British Talent Cup. He had finished third in race one.

Surprisingly, it has been almost two years since Horsman won a Moto 3 race. He has had podiums but not a victory during that time.

Now a very experienced rider in the class, he is also very tall for the Moto3 machine. This gives him a significant disadvantage to some of the younger flea-weights he races against and also restricts his ability to get behind the bubble on the straights. Horsman has to make up for this using his experience and race-craft.

The 17-year-old from Forest Hill in London last won a Moto3 race at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit in May 2016. That was part of the Hel Performance British Motostar series. That day he beat TJ Toms into second place whilst Dan Jones crossed the line in third.

Cameron Horsman said, “It started off slowly in FP1. We made some changes to the bike so FP2 was better. In qualifying, I got held up but seventh was OK because it was all so close. I was happy with that. In race one, I led for most of it but got slipstreamed into the second to last corner. Race two was similar, I led for a lot but this time I knew what I had to do on the last lap in the final corners and managed to get the win.”

British Talent Cup Silverstone April 2019 Race 2
Photo: Kerry Rawson