Cameron Horsman, from Forest Hill London has signed to ride for Steve Patrickson in 2019.
The 17-year-old will be taking part in his fourth season in the Hel Performance British Motostar standard class. The series will provide valuable Moto3 track time as Horsman has also been invited back to participate in the British Talent Cup.
British Talent Cup
In 2018 Horsman was one of 23 riders selected to take part in the inaugural British Talent Cup. The championship was set up by Dorna Sports as part of its Road to MotoGP programme. There is already a similar championship based in Asia which has proved successful with the likes of the Öncü twins coming through the ranks as well as Ai Ogura, Yuki Kunii and Ryusei Yamanaka.
Horsman finished 6th in the British Talent Cup with two fourth place results.
Hel Performance British Motostar Standard Class Championship
In the British Superbike Moto3 support class, Horsman will race for SP125 Racing. In 2018 he finished the season in sixth position. Riding under the name of Nova/Fab Racing he started the season with a podium at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit in the middle of April. He had qualified second 0.186 seconds behind Victor Rodriguez. In the first race on the Indy circuit he came across the line third following Rodriguez and Max Cook and just ahead of Thomas Strudwick. In the second race he was unable to stay with the leading three of Rodriquez, Cook and Fenton Seabright but finished fourth.
At round two he continued his good start with another podium in the first race at Oulton Park. He finished third completing the ten lap less than half-a-second behind Fenton Seabright. In race two Horsman was battling for the race victory with Seabright and Scott Ogden but pushing hard he fell on lap twelve whilst running second.
Cameron Horsman didn’t return to the podium until the final race of the season where he finished second in a rain soaked 12 lap race that saw half the field crash out. However, at Thruxton he missed the podium by 0.115 seconds. The following round at Cadwell Park he was also less than half-a-second from the rostrum, this time finishing fourth behind Scott Swann after a red flag. At the Silverstone National Circuit, it was Thomas Strudwick who took away Horsman’s chance of a third place crossing the line 0.338 seconds in front.
Horsman ended the season with three podium finishes and 203 points. His tally was the same as Scott Swann in fifth but Swann was awarded the higher position as a result of finishing with three race victories. With four fewer races than in the championship than in previous seasons, Horsman achieved his best points per race score.