Camier celebrates BSB title

A 17th win of the season during the first race of the day at Silverstone was all Leon Camier needed to wrap up the 2009 MCE British Superbike Championship with four races of the season remaining.

While the title win was considered something of an inevitability following a season in which Camier has stood on top of the podium a record number of times, he was still made to work hard for it in both races.

Dicing for the lead with Airwaves Yamaha team-mate James Ellison throughout race one, Camier needed to finish ahead of his rival in order to wrap up the title.

Several failed attempts ensued before Camier eventually passed Ellison on the penultimate lap, the 22-year-old cruising home to officially put the title out of reach for anyone else.

An appropriate way for Camier to underline his sheer dominance in 2009, he was thrilled to finally be able to call himself champion.

"It's a dream come true to become British Superbike Champion. I have to thank everyone who has helped me get here. The first race was one of the hardest of the season for me. I was pushing so hard and there were some places where I was a bit out of control.

“I kept trying to make passes, but they weren't working out. Thankfully it all turned out ok in the end, it's an unbelievable feeling to know I've finally done it!"

Camier finished second in race two after an error early on prompted fight back through the pack.

Three races remain this year with Oulton Park hosting the season finale triple-header in October.

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Leon Camier - Airwaves Yamaha [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
Leon Camier - Airwaves Yamaha [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
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Michael Laverty, McAMS Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
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John Hopkins, British Moto Rapido [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Rob Winfield, Anvil Hire Yamaha, BSB [Credit: Bonnie Lane]
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September 28, 2009 4:14 PM

Why all the hatred towards Leon? He has rode superbly all season and fully deserves the title. I hope he goes on to prove a lot of you wrong in a World championship next season. On another note wow James really must have had a good kick up the backside by Colin Wright because that was the most aggressive riding I have seen from him all season.

Alf Hucker - Unregistered

September 28, 2009 6:59 PM

Well done Camier Massive weekend for Ellison too who deserved a win in both IMHO but what really pi55ed me off was Camier and I am a big fan Pulling out a flag and re sticking the number 1 on his bike after race 2 That was Ellisons race win and not Camiers Title wining race. Bit childish I thought. Before any starts That is MY opinion I don't expect everyone to agree with it but hey there you go.

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