WSBK » Camier, Seeley set for Crescent WSBK test

Camier will get his first taste of Suzuki machinery ahead of 2012, while Seeley will take the place of the injured Hopkins.

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MAC - Unregistered

November 24, 2011 11:48 AM

Leon dominated BSB on the R1 as did Spies in WSB, while other riders struggled with it. Both a big lads and I think the Suzuki being a physically bigger bike will suit him.

In the last 2 years he has shown that he is as fast as anyone out there is WSB but has struggled in qualifying and crashed too often. It will be interesting to see if that was down to him or riding a bike that was clearly designed around a far smaller and lighter rider.

I don't see any reason why Hopper and Leon won't be battling for podiums on wins if the bike is competative.

McLarenP - Unregistered

November 24, 2011 11:48 AM

Leon Camier is one those riders that just needs the right bike!! He has exceptional talent, as his total dominance in B.S.B showed, so do not underestimate this lad!! Riding the Aprillia was not the best for someone the size of Leon, but he did a good job in my opinion, often better than his then team mate Max Biaggi. I am looking forward to seeing Leon on a Suzuki as I am positive he will do well - if John Hopkins can do it, no reason why Leon can't in my eyes! Also, Alistair Seeley is fantastic! Watching him race is always nerve racking, but so exciting he can only do good! Bring it on boys!!!


November 24, 2011 12:51 PM

Just to keep things fair, Leon is about 15 years younger than Max or Carlos!

They won't always be fast, and they're at the point where they are, and will, decline.
Conversely Camier has youth on his side.

If Leon does beat Biaggi next year, lets not all say 'I told you so' but remember Max was literally racing in GP whilst Leon was running around the playground!
It'll be the same with Rossi- you're not fast forever.
My other sport is boxing and in that sport it's very clear when someones recovery time and reactions decline.

big phil sp1 - Unregistered

November 24, 2011 2:27 PM

it will be interesting to see how Seeley gets on with the crescent bike and how he does in relation to Camier, I think he is probably the most underated Brit rider out there.

fair play - Unregistered

November 24, 2011 7:36 PM

"Just to keep things fair, Leon is about 15 years younger than Max or Carlos!"

True, but they have 15 years more experience than him, so it sort of balances out don't you think?

John - Unregistered

November 25, 2011 12:23 AM
Last Edited 1615 days ago

Hill would have been better than Camier ? Ha !! Ha !! That's the funniest thing I've heard for a long time.

Camier wiped the floor with the entire field and by round 10 in 2009 had virtually, if not completely sewn
up the BSB championship on the same bike Hill has been on this year. Nobody could get near him most weekends bar for a mistake or a breakdown.

In contrast, by round 10 this year, Shakey Byrne (another gifted rider like Camier) was the clear points leader and Hill was actually 2nd or 3rd in the points standings, not close on a hundred points clear like Camier was.

And had it not have been for the widely-agreed 'CR4P' Shoot-out nonsense, I say Shakey Byrne was nailed on for a 3rd BSB Championship.

In many people's eyes he actually did, seeing as err... he amassed the most points over the whole season...!!

EDIT by CRASH.NET - make your points without insults

nelis - Unregistered

November 25, 2011 8:17 AM

To bad they are using Motec electronics when the whole paddock is on Magnetti Marreli. Look at how BMW struggle to get decent speed out of a bike with a huge budget, when they decide to use their own electronics. I think they will struggle to get podiums this year. I hope they prove me wrong...

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