Solid results for Horsman in mixed conditions at Thruxton – South London News

Cameron Horsman took a fourth and fifth place finish in the British GP2 Championship at Thruxton in tricky weather conditions. He now stands fifth overall on 85 points and just twelve points behind the rider in third position.

Spots of rain in qualifying thankfully cleared up leaving the Lewisham rider able to improve his pace to a 1:18.998 lap to put himself sixth on the grid behind his teammate, Cameron Fraser.

Despite the weather forecasts, Saturday’s twelve lap Sprint race took place in good conditions.

Horsman, from 15th on the combined grid, got a steady start, getting the better of his teammate, Fraser as he advanced to fourth in class where he would take the flag, unable to close the gap to his GP2 category rivals ahead.

A heavy downpour before Sunday’s main race saw Horsman get away cautiously from the lights in the tricky conditions from his twelfth place starting position.

Five laps in and Horsman was up to fifth in class, closing in by half a second a lap on GP2 rival Jamie Perrin but time was not on the 20 year old’s side as he ran out of laps, taking the flag just 0.087 seconds behind Perrin.

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Horsman said, “It has been a challenging weekend for all the riders with the changing weather so I am pleased we came home with two solid results. Thank you once again to Go racing Developments SGR for giving me a competitive bike to race as always and also thanks to my sponsors without who I could not race.”

The next round of the season will be at Donington Park on 13 to 15th August.

Photo: Bonnie Lane

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