BSB »

Camier impressed with new engine

Leon Camier has lauded the strength of his new Yamaha engine after dominating free practice for the third round of the ViSK.com British Superbike Championship at Donington Park.

The championship leader arrives at Donington Park with a full specification engine at his disposal for the first time and was immediately on the pace, topping both free practice sessions, while Airwaves Yamaha team-mate James Ellison backed him up in second.

Indeed, with Camier having been unable to fully test the engine before the weekend, he admits he wasn't sure how competitive he would prove. However, after finishing the day four tenths up on his rivals, he was delighted with his early showing.

"Before this weekend I really wasn't too sure what to expect or how competitive we would be, but I'm very happy with our progress so far. The new Yamaha engine has made a huge difference and lap by lap we're improving, which is encouraging.

"We made a few changes to the chassis between sessions which helped to reduce our times, but we'll be looking to make more improvements ahead of qualifying tomorrow."

Although technical issues stymied his progress in the morning, James Ellison was also happy with arguably his most competitive session of the season thus far.

"This morning's session wasn't great for us as we only completed a handful of laps but I had enough time on track to get a feel for the new engine which is fantastic! The second session went a lot better so I'm a happy man.

“I'm struggling slightly in the middle-section so we'll be looking at ways to improve and get the chassis dialled in to get us closer to the top spot tomorrow."


Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Leon Camier - Airwaves Yamaha [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
Tyco BMW bikes, Motorcycle Live [Credit: TAS Racing]
David Giugliano, Tyco BMW [Credit: MSV]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: MSV Media]
JG Speedfit Bournemouth Kawasaki livery, 2017, BSB
Hawk Racing Suzuki, BSB [Credit: BSB media]
Howie Mainwaring Smart, Anvil Hire Yamaha [ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Broc Parkes, ePayMe Yamaha, [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Luke Mossey, Quattro Plant Kawasaki [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Broc Parkes, ePayMe Yamaha, [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Luke Mossey, Quattro Plant Kawasaki [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Michael Laverty, Tyco BMW, BSB [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Ryuichi Kiyonari, Smiths BMW [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
Christian Iddon, Tyco BMW [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]
James Ellison, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: ianhopgoodphotography.net]

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.




© 1999 - 2016 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.