MotoGP » EXCLUSIVE Leon Camier - Q&A


"It can take people a year to learn how to ride a MotoGP bike and I'm jumping on a bike I don't know, on a track I don't know, with brakes and tyres I don't know" - Leon Camier.

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Cubikrube

July 29, 2014 3:44 PM

Good luck Leon, be right behind you although not sure how i am going to feel if you and #45 get into a battle, i rate both of you highly but can't help but think of you as the Superbike rider and Scott as the GP rider, easier to support you both that way too!

This man has a lot to answer for....he's why we have the Sh1tdown...oops i meant the Showdown in BSB :)

Vilas46

July 29, 2014 5:53 PM

Alex is also doing a great job but he's crashing a lot but I guess that's what happens when you're trying to make the difference on a bike that isn't capable of running at the front. ...


One commente for some people think about...

johnny13

July 29, 2014 10:20 PM
Last Edited 128 days ago

''In the end I think that it was financially better for the team to take on Eugene. Alex had done his deal when I was still meant to be there and I think they took Eugene over me for financial reasons''

Strange that he thinks they took Eugene for financial reasons?

Was he asking too much salary or did Eugene bring in mass sponsorship and pay his own ride.

Weird one that as I cant see Norge riding cheaper than Leon, so can only assume that he was happy to on the promise of a future something?

Unless he was talking about the repair bill in which case I get it lol, although Norge hasnt exactly been cheap on that front ans Alex has been rather pricey!

1MoreRound

July 30, 2014 1:50 AM

"The only time I tried one is when I had a go on Dani Pedrosa's 990 when they let me have a go on it for winning the BSS championship. I did 8 laps and that was it. But I couldn't fit on it, I couldn't change gear or anything because it was that tiny."

Will be interesting to see if you fit the proddy any better.

TalentFan

July 30, 2014 3:13 PM

Norge reckoned he gelled with the Bridgestones pretty fast when he rode the Suzuki so maybe LC will get some good luck for a change and do a solid competitive job on the Open Honda.

It is a massive ask though with all the new stuff to learn, and having only practice and quali periods to try and get familiar and set up the bike.

Those in the team and really in the know will be able to work out just how good a job LC does though, even if race watchers can't.

If he's anywhere near the performances of the other Open Honda bikes (i.e. lower mid-pack, and say 15th or better) then chances are he's had a very good showing.

Truly competitive performance against the likes of Redding would really put him on the radar of the right people IMO. I wish him luck, he's overdue a bit of good luck.

Still think he's right that he's got much more chance of a genuinely competitive opportunity in WSBK though (lets face it in reality there's NONE for anyone not 'chosen' in MotoGP). With his size the st

shamarone

July 31, 2014 5:40 PM

re: "Leon Camier: Not exactly, but I'm not taking on every ride I get offered because it'd be easy to jump on something and then make yourself look average again."

add Leo's name to the official list of NATCORK-isti. good job son.

exloko

August 01, 2014 11:02 AM

great rider, could win with good matherial between his hands,
show fast shines in different circunstances, bikes, and proove to be really fast, at this point, i start to consider a great option for Suzuki MotoGP,
why not a 2nd full support Suzuki satellite team? someone big money could be interested in, with Camier and DePuniet...

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