Preview - Cadwell Park.

Sylvain Guintoli will make a popular return to MCE Insurance BSB action in next Monday's round at Cadwell Park, where he hopes to give runaway championship leader Leon Camier 'a tough time'.

Guintoli received serious leg injuries during a controversial warm-up lap clash with Josh Brookes during round three, at Donington Park, but a recent test on his Worx Crescent Suzuki saw the green light given for a racing return.

"I am relaxed about coming back at Cadwell Park,” said Guintoli. “It is going to be tough as I haven't ridden in a race for these past months, but I am feeling positive.”

The former MotoGP rider had won the opening round of the series, and packed in three more podium finishes before being sidelined. Guintoli is now eager to show what might have been: “I want to be back out there and give Leon Camier a bit of a tough time.

“I think we would have had a good fight for the championship this year and although I can't win it now, I want to finish the season with some good results,” added Guintoli who is ready for the challenges posed by one of the more demanding circuits in the series.

Camier is delighted to see him back in action. “I expect Sylvain to be fast straightaway and I hope that he has good races. He was going pretty strong before Donington and hopefully will up the pace, but this is a hard circuit for anyone, a very physical one.”

Camier, who took a pair of fourths in the corresponding round of last season, is intent on extending his huge 113.5 points lead over his Airwaves Yamaha team-mate James Ellison: “I'm feeling confident and while I always want to win, if that is not possible, I will settle for good points with the title in mind.”

The winner of all but three of the races so far, Camier is eager to continue in that vein at a circuit where he suffered a series leg injury two years earlier: “I want good results for that reason, putting that tumble behind me.”

Ellison will be in contention, but at the HM Plant Honda's home circuit, expect to see Karl Muggeridge setting a good pace as he builds on his debut performances with the team in the previous round at Brands Hatch.

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Sylvain Guintoli - Worx Crescent Suzuki [pic credit: Clive Challinor]
Jason O`Halloran, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Josh Brookes, Anvil Hire Yamaha, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Luke Mossey, JG Speedfit Kawasaki, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Peter Hickman, Smiths BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Tommy Bridewell, Team WD-40 Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Bradley Ray, Buildbase Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Sylvain Guintoli, Bennetts Suzuki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
James Ellison, McAMS Yamaha [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Dan Linfoot, Honda Racing [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Alastair Seeley, Tyco BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Lee Jackson, Smiths Racing BMW [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Haslam, Byrne, Mossey, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Shane Byrne, Be Wiser Ducati, [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]
Leon Haslam, JG Speedfit Kawasaki [Credit: Ian Hopgood]

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.

morris dancer - Unregistered

August 25, 2009 10:06 AM

i dont think he would be feeling calm if brookes was on a bike.. anyway good luck guino dont bust your ar3e to impress just yet, take it easy, slide in nice and slow and in a few rounds time blow them away and prove to us all that f'ing brookes robbed us of a good title chase this year.

Hedgeholer - Unregistered

August 25, 2009 3:03 PM

Guintoli received serious leg injuries during a controversial warm-up lap clash .... That's Is a poor report of what happened. It makes it all sound more 'action packed'. But it Makes it sound like it was half Guintoli's own fault and lets HM Prat off the hook too. Keep history clear: Guintoli received serious leg injuries when Brookes, travelling at abnormally high speed for a warm up lap, lost control of his machine and rammed Guintoli. Brookes subsequently blamed a fault in his brakes. Even suspending disbelief & accepting he crashed because of an improbable brake failure, its still not explained how a fault in his brakes made him go abnormally fast in the first place.

© 1999 - 2017 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.