Dominant end to season for champion Camier

Leaving just Camier and Hill to battle it out for the win, although the former World Superbike rider rallied hard to close to gap on his rival, it was Camier who would cross the line a comfortable winner.

The ideal end to a magnificent season that has seen Camier break a series of long-standing records, the 23-year-old will next be seen on the World Superbike stage with Aprilia at the Portimao season finale.

Hill did his chances of retaining his place at Hydrex Honda no harm at all with a second rostrum finish of the weekend, finishing well ahead of the factory Honda of Joshua Brookes, who in turn brought a strong – if controversial – season to a close with a tenth podium.

A flurry of good results at the end of the year also meant the Australian would come out top in the fight for fourth in the standings, ahead of Ian Lowry, who capitalised on Simon Andrews' last race retirement to finish the year as the top Suzuki rider and Superbike rookie in fifth overall.

Lowry had finished fourth in the race after coming out top in a battle with fellow Suzuki competitor Sylvain Guintoli, while Chris Walker, Glen Richards, Tommy Bridewell and Gary Mason completed the top ten finishing positions.

An ailing Ellison, meanwhile, held on for 12th to ensure that he scores in every race this season, a feat no other rider has been able to match in 2009.
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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Hedgeholer - Unregistered

October 11, 2009 8:00 PM

Its been emotional :p The season's start wasn't all the great after Guintoli was sidelined but the last few meetings really perked things up. Well done Leon and good luck in WSB. But he ain't the only star.

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