WSBK » Teething troubles for Camier on Crescent debut

“The first day was pretty much lost due to the front brake problem and we had some issues with the new electronics” – Leon Camier.

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pp916 - Unregistered

December 02, 2011 11:58 AM

If you took the time to read it properly you'd answer your own question. On race tyres no he didn't, on a qualifier he went faster, as you'd expect, but Camier didn't use qualifiers so there's no direct comparison.
Alistair is good, no doubt about that, but you're trying to make something out of a very rudimentary testing session that doesn't stand scrutiny.


December 02, 2011 12:10 PM

I really hope these guys can get it together for next year, I'll be at Philip Island rain hail or shine to cheer them on and being Philip Island the weather will probably do all three. Can't wait.

pitbull - Unregistered

December 02, 2011 12:51 PM

Leon is a quality player and as soon as he gets that Zook dialled in he is gonna be a major threat, good going by Seeley , thrown in at the deep end and giving a good acc of himself, best of luck to them for 2012


December 02, 2011 1:26 PM

I'd be interested to see a comparison between the times of the Suzuki fitted with last year's Crescent motor with the previous electronics and this year's bike fitted with the Yoshimura engine and new stuff. I'll bet Jack has already thought the same.

pp916 - Unregistered

December 02, 2011 1:50 PM

Good point Tetley...we were at Portimao for the last WSB round and Josh Waters was on the Yoshi sounded really sweet but didn't look as fast as the full time WSB bikes. There's a lot of work to do to blend the teams in terms of mechanical/electronic/chassis packages, personel and riders + they don't have data for most of the tracks. I'm thinking Yoshi have eased the financial burden of getting into WSB full time but there's a big mountain to climb to run near the front...maybe its asking a bit too much for that to happen in 2012?

dave from the don - Unregistered

December 02, 2011 2:21 PM

Ive been wondering just how competitive the bike will be. When Hopper put it on pole at Silverstone WSB last year i was surprised as he wasnt exactly running away with things at BSB level, but in the races didnt quite have the pace to run with the leaders.

It was always known that the factory werent interested in developing the GSXR as that was why Haslam moved to BMW, but with the plugged pulled on MotoGP, you have to hope they'll give some backing to the Cresent boys.

pp916 - Unregistered

December 02, 2011 3:40 PM

I believe Cresent and Yoshi have had a 'you show me yours and I'll show you mine' meeting in terms of motor inards...they both have the facility to develop & manufacture their own parts without the help of Suzuki and they've been doing that a long time. You would hope that the outcome will be the best blend of the 2 but its going to take a while to settle the format, for electronics as well. Next year could be a 'development year' for a fair proportion of it so there could be some yo-yoing up and down results-wise.

OptimusPrime - Unregistered

December 02, 2011 3:52 PM

I can't help but feel that they're going to struggle with that machine, it's way too long in the tooth. They can maybe only hope that Suzuki make the L3 something really trick, like the L2 was supposed to be. Instead of a fairly minor update of an old design that didn't exactly set the world on fire when it first came on the scene.

As for Seeley, it's a pity the Crescent guys couldn't put a World Supersport bike together for him. I'd *really* like to see this guy ride a 600 at World Championship level.

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