Camier set to claim BSB crown at Silverstone.

If Leon Camier scores just half a point more than Airwaves Yamaha team-mate James Ellison in race one of this weekend's penultimate Silverstone round, then he will claim his first British Superbike title.

With five races remaining - two at Silverstone and then three at Oulton Park - Camier holds a 99.5 point advantage over Ellison, who is the only other rider still in with a shot at the crown.

Having won 16 of the 21 races so far this season and beaten Ellison a total of 17 times - 18 if you count his race two DSQ at Cadwell Park - Camier won't be making any special changes for Silverstone.

"I'm really looking forward to Silverstone. In terms of the races, it's just business as usual,” he insisted. “I know what I need to do; I'll prepare as normal, keep myself busy and not really think about the championship a whole lot.”

Ellison's first task will be to qualify well - after starting sixth, seventh, sixth, eighth and fifth at the last five rounds - and he will also need to keep one eye on the threatening Stuart Easton, who took his first BSB win last time out at Croft and is now within 32 points of Ellison in the championship.

"I think we're going to see some close racing this weekend, so it'll be important for us to be at the top of the timesheets from first practice onwards,” said Ellison.

“I've had a nightmare in qualifying recently, doing my fastest time in the second session rather than the third. It'll be vital to get qualifying right at Silverstone.

“I'll be pushing Leon as much as I can, but I can't forget to keep an eye out for Stuart Easton who'll be looking to snatch away second in the standings,” he confirmed.

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Leon Camier - Airwaves Yamaha R1 [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
Josh Brookes, Yamaha R1, BSB test day [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison (GBR), JG Speedfit Kawasaki, BSB [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Westmoreland, British Superbike, testing [Credit: Holeshot PR]
Milwaukee Yamaha R1, pre-season tests, BSB [Credit: British]
James Ellison (GBR), JG Speedfit Kawasaki, British Superbike [Credit: GB Moto]
Mark and James Westmoreland [Credit: Holeshot PR]
James Westmoreland [Credit: Holeshot PR]
Josh Brookes, Yamaha R1 [Credit:]
Milwaukee Yamaha YZF-R1
James Westmoreland - JG Speedfit Kawasaki
James Ellison - JG Speedfit Kawasaki
James Ellison - JG Speedfit Kawasaki
James Rispoli - Team Traction Control
James Rispoli - Team Traction Control
James Rispoli - Team Traction Control
Tommy Bridewell - Milwaukee Yamaha [pic credit:]
Tommy Bridewell Milwaukee Yamaha -

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mart - Unregistered

September 24, 2009 1:16 PM

just wish he had to work 4 it, confused with ellisons lack of pace i think he would have been faster on the hydrex honda going by last year.

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