Leon Camier is refusing to be daunted by Cadwell Park as he makes a return to the circuit where he suffered a horrific crash last season.
A lot has happened for the youngster since he high-sided over 'The Mountain' and broke his leg whilst riding a Bike Animal Honda, the 21-year-old going on to switch to Airwaves Ducati and win his first British Superbike race at Snetterton this season.
However, while many would be wary of the task facing the youngster in returning to the scene of his terrible accident, Camier is not prepared to let it dilute his view of the legendary Lincolnshire circuit.
“I know it might seem strange after my accident last year, but I'm looking forward to going back to Cadwell Park,” he said. “It will be good to get on with racing and put last year's crash behind me once and for all. It's a circuit that I like and that I believe the Airwaves Ducati 1098R can be competitive around, but it will definitely help if the weather remains consistent.”
Camier needs a good result too after managing just eight points at Mallory Park and Oulton Park, even if the latter non-score was courtesy of him being forced to sit out the weekend following a heavy crash in qualifying.
However, the previous round at Knockhill was only moderately successful too and it has dropped Camier to fifth in the overall standings and under pressure from privateer riders Michael Rutter and James Ellison.
Nonetheless, provided the weather stays good over the course of the weekend, Camier is confident he can return to some kind of prominence.
“At every track we visit I have to spend some time getting used to riding the Airwaves Ducati, but getting a good set-up on the bike is made that much more difficult when the conditions keep on changing. I think that if the weather can stay either wet or dry for the majority of the weekend we should be in good shape.”