Camier goes fastest in FP2

Leon Camier continued to underline his status as the man to beat in this year's British Superbike Championship by decimating the opposition in second free practice at Thruxton.

The Airwaves Yamaha rider set the quickest time of the day to beat Stuart Easton by a clear second having been comfortably in charge for much of the 50 minute session.

Once again it was the factory Yamaha team and the Hydrex Honda outfit that mostly dominated proceedings, with James Ellison up into third position and Karl Harris fifth. Only Simon Andrews upset proceedings by hauling his Kawasaki up to fourth in the latter stages with a time some two seconds faster than he managed in the morning.

Early pace setter Harris endured an eventful session, crashing at Seagrave early on to prompt a red flag period. Nonetheless, despite a trip to the medical centre, Harris was back out soon afterwards and performing competitively, even if he would only complete nine laps to Camier's 30.

Ian Lowry was an encouraging sixth fastest to be the quickest of the Suzukis, although Michael Rutter on the Worx Crescent machine was only marginally slower in eighth, the pair being separated by Glen Richards.

John Laverty was again a strong top ten in ninth, ahead of Chris Walker, who made substantial gains from earlier to go tenth.

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Leon Camier - Airwaves Yamaha R1 [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
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]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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