Leon Camier says he is still looking to get the most out of his revised Airwaves Yamaha despite qualifying on pole position for the third round of the ViSK.com British Superbike Championship at Donington Park.
The championship leader produced a best lap of 1min 31.047secs to edge out a charging Sylvain Guintoli by six hundredths of a second for his second pole position in a row.
Taking full advantage of his full specification Yamaha engine, Camier admits the new unit has skewed the set-up of the R1 slightly, even if he says he is gaining more in outright speed than he is losing in the corners.
With that in mind, Camier is certain there are improvements to come from the bike over the coming rounds.
“I thought we would struggle more than we have,” he told Crash.net
. “The engine has helped us accelerating out of the corners, although it has changed how the chassis works, which isn't so good. However, the pay off we are getting from the engine is better than not having it. If we can get the chassis handling the way we want with the engine, we should be looking even stronger.”
Praising the strength of the new engine, Camier was pleased to note the bike is now as fast as its rivals in a straight line
“It just accelerates so much better, which is where we were struggling before. As soon as you get the bike upright, rivals would pull away in a straight line. But now the engine is working and we are as quick as everyone.
“We just need to work on set-up and get the most out of the bike. There is a lot of potential and I know the direction we need to go, so hopefully we can change a few things in the workshop.”