Leon Camier will remain at the Aspar team for his home British MotoGP at Silverstone.

The news was confirmed after Monday's post-race test at Brno.

"I'll be riding at Silverstone for the Drive M7 Aspar Team, which is great news and a dream come true for me to ride in my home grand prix with such a great team," said Camier.

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"I know the circuit well and I really like it so hopefully we can take another big step forward there."

Camier is continuing to replace the injured Nicky Hayden, but was initially confirmed only for Indianapolis and Brno.

'Hayden's recovery [from wrist surgery] remains on schedule but the American does not want to rush his return and take any risks,' said an Aspar statement.

Former BSB champion and WSBK podium finisher Camier - left without a full-time 2014 ride after being dropped by Crescent Suzuki, then Ioda - has impressed ever since his first MotoGP laps in the USA.

Camier scored a world championship point with 15th at Brno on Sunday and found a further half second during the test, when he was 14th out of the 19 riders.

"It was a busy day, which started off with a crash virtually as soon as I went out," said Camier. "I wasn't sure what had happened but looking at the telemetry it seems I hit a bump that unsettled the bike and I went down. It was just bad luck and it cost us some time but then I was able to get back out and make some good progress.

"I managed a 1m 58.1, which was faster than I had gone all weekend, and a few more consistent laps in the 1m 58s so I am happy. The improvements today have shown us the way forward.

"We still needed the bike to be a bit less aggressive over the bumps to improve our speed in corner entry but overall I am happy with the job we did. I still have to learn the bike and adapt my style to it but I think we're doing a great job."

Camier was one place and 0.4s behind top Open class Honda rider Scott Redding at the test.


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Pretty obvious this was going to happen - there would have been no point Leon testing at Brno today if he was not going to ride the bike again.
Also makes more sense for the team - they will get a lot more visibility with a British rider at the British GP.

shamarone: re: "There has been some rumors that Haydens hand is really messed up"

viscous rumours. he's drinkin' milk. [\blockquote]

Well, I didn't like the sound of having three bones removed - seems a pretty radical thing to do and expect to recover full functionality.
If Hayden doesn't return (& I hope he does) then there is no longer any American in the series. Can't imagine Dorna will want that to happen so who is the next American 'big thing' we can expect to see heading MotoGP's way?