WSBK » Leon Camier signs for Crescent Suzuki


Former Aprilia rider Leon Camier to join Crescent Suzuki for 2012 World Superbike Championship.

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Tommy Knockers - Unregistered

November 01, 2011 7:48 PM

Big step down from the Factory RSV4. Suzuki have been "treading water" for some time now in terms of road and race bikes.

Maybe he can do a few BSB wildcards to get back in the groove though. Good rider, would have been great to see him get on the Honda.

Hopefully Hill will join him, and along with Camier, Davies, Rea and Laverty, the Brits will do us proud!

Is Rea's team mate sorted yet?

Ben1

November 01, 2011 8:02 PM

It surprised me a little, I thought it will be Hill and Hopkins, but it's a wise choice not to start with two "rookies". I am curious who will be the other one. Good luck for 2012!

cruachan - Unregistered

November 01, 2011 9:16 PM

Hopper's made it pretty clear he wants a MotoGP ride if possible, so I think Hill is likely. Hill's not a rookie either though, even if Althea were utterly awful when they ran Hondas.

Good ride for Camier though, he never really looked fully comfortable on the Aprilia.

rumblefish - Unregistered

November 01, 2011 9:23 PM

Good luck to him, i think a few people here seem to forget he had glandular fever this year which isnt exactly condusive to becoming sbk champ. It knocks the cr*p out of you but he never used it as an excuse.

Could he do better yes, I recons he knows that more than any of us and lets hope he can prove it next year.

Will be good to watch!

DBL

November 01, 2011 9:54 PM

@Dunga8 "Hell even Haga did a better job." ???
Have a look at what matters, the results. Camier beat Haga 15 times to Haga beating Camier's 9. (2 races both retired). Camier finished ahead of Haga in the championship, 208 points to 176. Now I'm not mathematician but usually when someone scores more and beats the other person on more occasions it usually means they have done better.

Percentage

November 01, 2011 10:10 PM

I think the Suzuki is a far, far better bike than the results have shown (more to do with Fabrizio)....and in saying that, it deserves a better rider than Leon, and a better sized rider. He is just too big.

Devon - Unregistered

November 01, 2011 10:18 PM

A little word missing in all this, Samsung, seems not interested. For all the reasons Yamaha quit a pseudo works Suzuki isn't going to cut it against the prototype BMW and Aprilias. Camier will be lucky to improve on his WSB series finishing position this year. End of the great Jack pit wall celebrations. Podiums on rainy days will be the best they'll achieve. Bit sad really perhaps Lord Dennings ego couldn't bear coming back to GB having achieved very little on the world stage.

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