Camier revels in first 'double'

Having secured his maiden pole position during qualifying, Leon Camier can now call himself a double British Superbike winner too after a dominant performance at Oulton Park.

Grabbing the lead of the championship in the process, Camier overcame tardy starts on both occasions to scythe his way back to the front of the field for his fifth and sixth career victories.

More success for a bike that is still yet to undergo any testing away from a race weekend, Camier admits he was surprised to come away with a double victory after anticipating a struggle to keep rivals behind on the straights.

“I really didn't expect it this weekend,” he told Radio. “I thought we would struggle with speed and I would be holding everyone off down the straights, but it just goes to show how good a job Airwaves Yamaha have done in making the bike as competitive as it is straight away. We still haven't done any testing and I don't think we will have to!”

Committing to an aggressive strategy in the early stages of both races, Camier's perseverance was rewarded when he did get out in front by proving almost unchallenged all the way to the chequered flag.

“I was pretty aggressive initially, and I felt like I needed to be to stop people from getting us down the straights. That was the key because when I was able to get into a rhythm I could break people pretty quickly. If I can keep up this momentum, then things should continue this way.

“The bike itself is mega. It seems to suit my style and we seem to be able to get a good feel quickly. I think the reason we have gone so fast straight away is down to Yamaha and GSE Racing's technical know-how; they've really pulled it out of the bag.”

Camier has pulled out an 11 point advantage over erstwhile leader Sylvain Guintoli in the overall standings.

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Start of the latest BSB round at Oulton Park [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
Leon Camier - Airwaves Yamaha [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
Leon Camier - Airwaves Yamaha [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
Andy Reid, Tyco BMW, [Credit: TAS Racing]
Jake Dixon, RAF Reserves Kawasaki [Credit: MSV BSB Media]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alastair Seeley, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Lee Jackson, Smiths Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Haslam, Byrne, Mossey, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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TimBo - Unregistered

May 05, 2009 4:11 PM

I reckon it is because Rob Mac has two old timers who are past their best on board , both mid 30's !! GSE have youth and some experience with Camier and Ellison and are doing a grea job.

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