BSB »

Camier: Right decision to stop qualifying

Leon Camier says the right decision was made to curtail ViSK.com British Superbike Championship qualifying early after changeable weather conditions wreaked havoc at Snetterton.

Camier inherited a fourth pole position of the season after drizzle forced organisers to cancel the shootout, the championship leader finding himself in the right place at the right time when the grid positions were determined at the end of Q2.

Although Camier admits he was fortuitous to claim pole position, he insists organisers made the right decision on the grounds of safety.

“It was exactly the right decision in my opinion,” he told Crash.net Radio. “It was too much 'in-between' because you probably could have run slicks at the start, but there was light drizzle so it would have been so easy to fall off. It would have been the same if we'd gone out on wets too.”

Despite the circumstances, Camier had entered Superpole as the favourite for pole position having been almost half a second up on team-mate James Ellison at the end of Q2 regardless.

“The qualifying time we did was quite strong and although there is some more to come, that is pretty good. It is hard to get a big advantage round here and we managed to get almost half a second, which is great.

“The hard thing in the races will be to try and get a break away. It is so tight. I have a few ideas of what I can do though.”


Tagged as: superbikes , Camier , Britain

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Leon Camier - Airwaves Yamaha [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
James Ellison Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
James Ellison - Chris Walker Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Chris Walker Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
James Ellison Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
James Ellison Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Chris Walker Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Chris Walker Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
James Ellison Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Chris Walker Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Chris Walker - Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki
Chris Walker Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Chris Walker Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Chris Walker Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Superbike Race 1 Podium - ihphotography.net
Chris Walker Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Chris Walker Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki - ihphotography.net
Chris Walker Lloyds British GBmoto Kawasaki - ihphotography.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.


Luke - Unregistered

June 20, 2009 9:18 PM

Doesn't matter anyway does it? Since Ginters was punted off by that lying ozzie, BSB has become nothing more than the Camier / Ellison show. Even the Airwaves team must be getting bored with the lack of competition. I never thought I'd say it, but I'll be watching F1 tomorrow in preference to the procession that BSB has become. I hope to God we get some quality riders back in for next year, and actually see some proper racing.



© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

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