Camier cruises to 13th victory

Parkes was second to build on his 'guest' points tally, comfortably up on Easton, who was a lonely third position to further close the gap on provisional runner-up James Ellison in the overall standings.

Off the podium, things proved somewhat closer, with Tommy Hill eventually prevailing to make it four different manufacturers inside the top four positions.

The Suzuki rider ended the opening lap in fifth position, but rallied hard to catch and overtake a fading Karl Harris with four laps remaining, before attempting to launch a late assault on Easton for third. Nonetheless, fourth marks his best race result since returning to the series.

Ellison crossed the line in fifth position on the second Airwaves Yamaha after picking his way through the order following a poor start that left him down in ninth initially.

His exchange with Steve Brogan was particularly entertaining, the Superstock rider doing a mighty job of keeping the two-time BSB race winner behind him for several laps. Ellison would ultimately find a way through when Brogan's attempt to pass Chris Walker ahead forced him to sit-up and lose a place to both the Yamaha rider and HM Plant Honda team-mate Karl Muggeridge.

Having been caught and passed by Ellison in the latter stages, Harris followed in sixth position, with Muggeridge and Brogan crossing the line in tandem in seventh and eighth.

Graeme Gowland upheld Motorpoint/Henderson honours in ninth after Walker, who was heading for the same position, retired two laps from the conclusion of the race with a mechanical problem.

Having crashed out of the opening race, Sheridan Morais rounded out the top ten on the second World Superbike Kawasaki, the South African making steady progress after a dismal start saw him drop from third to 15th by the end of the opening lap.

Julien Da Costa kept the points ticking over in 11th, ahead of Ian Lowry, John Laverty, Cup winner Gary Mason and Atsushi Watanabe.

In the overall standings, Camier is now an unprecedented 104.5 points ahead of Ellison, who remains a relatively comfortable second, 40 points up on Easton.

by Ollie Barstow

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Leon Camier - Airwaves Yamaha [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]

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BSBFan - Unregistered

August 09, 2009 2:58 PM

Well done Leon, another great race for you, and your best start in a race for ages, if you keep that up, you won't have to pass anyone for the rest of the season!!! Go on now and make it a "historic treble" and the most ever wins in one season in British Superbike's. Nearly 5 seconds ahead of a works WSBK, but i suppose there will be "negative comments" as usual, maybe some people don't like seeing man and machine working well together!!

Dave - Unregistered

August 09, 2009 3:25 PM

Well there is some news that Camier has impressed enough to get a WSB ride regardless of his consistent winning, although that's obviously handy. It's not always the winning that counts as so many seem to believe (and i'm not talking money either). But the question is where will he be next season? 3/3 comming up!

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