WSBK » Leon Camier fired up for fresh challenge

'The engine we rode in Portimao was not one of their trick engines but what we have in the pipeline for Phillip Island and 2012 will be very different' - Leon Camier

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McLarenP - Unregistered

January 12, 2012 11:57 AM

Hopefully this will be a better year for Leon. Riding the Aprilia was never going to work, but I think Leon did really well considering. This year will be a different story - I feel it in my bones!!!

Dangleberry - Unregistered

January 12, 2012 12:20 PM

If he is not running consistently at the front this year and challenging for wins then I don't think he will ever be title contender. The Aprilia was too small for him and with all the politics within the team it was never going to work - I hope they change that side of things for Eugene. He will be on a bike that fits him size wize and in a team with a lot of experience - presumably they will re-allocate some of the GP crew. I like Leon and root for him in races so I hope it all comes together this year.


January 12, 2012 1:04 PM

We all know it happens but i hate to believe that what he is talking about not being able to change at Aprilia was Max's hold over superior kit parts for him to mount a challenge.
Truthfully, I think Leon just had a bad time (inconsistent) at Aprilia. he is a good racer, fast and hopefully on the Suzuki and in this team he will get what he needs to fulfill his potential. Can't help but think that on the Yamaha he would have been a WSBK champ by now or a definite contender.

whynot - Unregistered

January 12, 2012 2:03 PM

i genuinely think he can be a title contender, he has been inconsistant over the last few years could be down to the bike mainly and not been treated very equally but also he has made some silly mistakes which have left him having to fight his way through the field

its gonna be tough as i think laverty is the man to beat on that aprillia but leon has alot of natural talent he needs to win the world championship soo as i think him eugene and johnny rea all have the talent to move on up to gp in the future


January 12, 2012 3:23 PM
Last Edited 1491 days ago

Hoping to see the two of em going well. I still think Camier is a class act.

BTW way the parts thing with Max is rubbish. Max has parts first to test - as most No.1 riders do, and then they were passed to Leon. As far as I'm aware they were not deliberately held back to hamper Leon, it's just because they were un-tested.
I believe the frustration Leon has shown was more to do with the lack of support from the team in evaluating data & setting up the bike...he has commented that he was practically left to his own devices.

uncle sam rides suzuki - Unregistered

January 12, 2012 4:01 PM

hopkins will can his buutt plain and simple,all camier done this last two yrs was talk,gonna do this gonna do that,and done nothing on the best bike out there,a party flunky,hes not got it at this level, a bsb rider for sure


January 13, 2012 2:47 PM
Last Edited 1490 days ago

Title contender??

You have to crawl before you walk and walk before you run.

Leon hasn't won a race, was barely a top 10 finish in the championship 1 out of 2 years, and finished nearly 300 points off the title winner in both years. It's hard for me to imagine he's going to be a title contender this year.

Leon just needs to improve step by step. He needs to finish races, bag points, and be consistant first off. He has to bag consistant top 5's, then podiums, then wins - then you can talk about him being a title contender.

northern lad - Unregistered

January 13, 2012 4:59 PM
Last Edited 1489 days ago

camier might end up taking that other sauf london,kentish, wsbk failure shane byrne place,if hes not careful,byrne could not cut it in wsbk,as his team mate checa was winning races,camier could not cut it, and his team mate biaggi was winning titles,both of them talk great races,but when the flag drops the bu**sh*t stops and they come up well short

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