Reigning British Superbike Champion Leon Camier has admitted he isn't a fan of the decision to dispute this year's title over a three-round shootout, insisting season-long consistency should be rewarded as before.

A host of new rules will be introduced to the British Superbike Championship in 2010, most notably the decision to equalise the top six scorers at the end of round nine before heading into a seven-race shootout for the trophy.

An attempt to keep the title fight alive until the final round of the season, had the rules been introduced last year, Camier would have entered the final three rounds on almost similar pegging with the likes of James Ellison and Stuart Easton, despite having won 15 races up to that point.

Indeed, although Camier points out that he would have gone on to win the title regardless, he admits he wouldn't have appreciated having his hard work over the first half of the year almost cancelled out.

"For me it wouldn't have made any difference because we were as strong at the end as we were in the beginning," he told Crash.net. "But in my head, because it has been the same for as long as I have been racing, it isn't so good.

"You know what it takes to win a championship and you have to work all year. Now, you can cruise at the beginning of the year and then get a bit of luck at the end of it - it isn't a true telling of who can win the championship."

Camier also fears those who are considered specialists over the final three circuits - Croft, Silverstone and Oulton Park - may have an advantage at the crucial moment.

"A championship is over many races and many different circuits and that is how you win the title. There are a few riders who are particularly quick at Oulton Park, but they aren't as consistent through the year, so all of a sudden they might be in with a chance, just because they are good at a couple of circuits."

However, while Camier also fears any potential champion could have their achievement discredited through the potential benefit of rival problems, he understands why the new rules have been introduced, admitting it will create an exciting spectacle for fans over the closing rounds.

"Scenarios change throughout the year - the small, tiny things that people don't see add up to the win the championship and they can change so easily, and it not be your fault. The title can easily be taken away from you because. I can imagine people saying 'I would have won it, but this happened, that happened...'.

"In my opinion it isn't the best way to run a championship, although I do understand why they are doing it. It does make it exciting from a fans' point of view, so I see why they're doing it."

Had the 2009 British Superbike Championship adopted similar rules, Camier, who is now racing with Aprilia in the World Superbike Championship, would still have won the title by a comfortable margin.

Once the top six riders have been identified from the first nine rounds, their points will be equalised to 500 points. Points will then be awarded for podium finishes prior to the shootout, meaning Camier would have entered the final three rounds with 547 points, Ellison with 522 and Easton with 515.

Using this system, Camier would have finished his season on 697 points, while his Airwaves Yamaha team-mate Ellison would have retained second position over Easton, albeit by just two points, instead of 39.