Leon Camier is preparing himself for the new British Superbike season by embarking on a strict training regime alongside none other than 2007 MotoGP champion Casey Stoner.
Camier enters his second season with GSE Racing in 2009 with his sights fixed firmly on the title after winning three races last year.
However, with the team's new Yamaha R1 not quite ready to test yet, Camier will instead concentrate on his own development by joining Stoner in Australia to increase his fitness levels.
"At the moment I'm in Switzerland with Casey Stoner, mixing up my daily training regime with a bit of snowboarding here and there which has been cool, but it's back to Australia soon where I'll stay until testing starts,” Camier, who is friends with Stoner from their time in British 125GP, told the British Superbike website. “Training is always so much easier when you've got guaranteed good weather!"
"When I was over in Australia last winter with Casey I was still playing catch-up with my fitness levels and trying to get my leg back up to full strength, but what a difference a year makes! This year there's no stopping me, we can really push each other.
“We've done endless amounts of cycling but it's not been all hard work, we've tried a bit of archery, which I'm pretty good at I have to say, a bit of diving at the Great Barrier Reef, and also a bit of fishing."
Looking ahead to the new season, which gets underway on Easter weekend, Camier is excited about the switch to Yamaha.
"I can't wait to get testing underway on the new Airwaves Yamaha. Everyone at GSE Racing is so determined to take home a fifth Championship title; there's a real buzz in the team and I'm really proud to be a part of it."