Camier back on top at Brands

Championship leader Leon Camier gave Airwaves Yamaha a boost by resuming his place at the top of the MCE British Superbike timesheets during third free practice at Brands Hatch.

Having only managed the ninth fastest time following the opening day of action, Camier swept to the front after ten minutes and would stay there for the remainder of the session, setting the fastest lap of the weekend thus far with a 1min 26.776secs.

It was enough to keep him ahead of the continued Kawasaki SRT threat, Sheridan Morais proving the World Superbike team's best representative this time, although Broc Parkes was just one tenth behind in fourth position.

Between them, Karl Harris rose into the top ten for the first time this weekend with the third quickest time for Hydrex Honda, followed closely by team-mate Stuart Easton followed in fifth place.

Superstock rider Steve Brogan continued his impressive form on the HM Plant Honda in sixth, ahead of Suzuki's Tommy Hill and team-mate Karl Muggeridge, while Michael Rutter was also continuing to perform well on the MSS Colchester Kawasaki in ninth. Gary Mason led Cup honours in tenth overall.

Elsewhere, James Ellison's tough time continued, the Airwaves Yamaha rider setting his first representative laps of the weekend, albeit down in 20th position.

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Leon Camier - Airwaves Yamaha [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
British Superbikes, class of 2017 photo, riders [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Richard Cooper, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Michael Laverty, McAMS Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Bonnie Lane]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
John Hopkins, British Moto Rapido [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

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Zoom - Unregistered

August 08, 2009 11:51 AM

As someone said on another forum, it's the lack of quality that is really hurting BSB now. Leon is good but hardly a world beater. The lack of competition flatters to deceive. Let's hope we get Ducati back in 2010 and some decent talent to go with it.

Iceman - Unregistered

August 08, 2009 5:00 PM

You guys seem to forget Leon's battles with Jones & Crutchlow (both proven WSS contenders) in BSS, his brilliant first season in BSB on the Honda, & that he started last season quite seriously injured but once he was healthy he was right at the front.

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