WSBK » Camier ‘works socks off’ to get Suzuki back on podium

Suzuki returns to the World Superbike podium for the first time in more than a year as Leon Camier puts in a star performance at the Nurburgring.

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herewego - Unregistered

September 10, 2012 8:24 AM

A fantastic ride by Leon who overcame loads of problems with the bike! At one stage it looked as if he wasn't even going to make it to the race as he was in the pits for the warm up lap in the 2nd race. Leon Camier is one of the riders that isn't able to show how good he is because he has to ride a bike that is struggling. To finish in 3rd place was brilliant and so good to see Leon getting a good result for all his hard work. Hopefully next year we will see more of him at the front!

herewego - Unregistered

September 10, 2012 8:27 AM

Sorry it was the first race Leon was in the pits for the warm up!! I didn't see the start of the 2nd race due to the red flagged race in B.S.B. - it was a few laps in when W.S.B. came on so us Eurosport viewers missed a load of stuff!!

MD - Unregistered

September 10, 2012 8:53 AM

Good results on far from the best bike out there but we've seen this before from Leon on the Aprilia - pops in a good result then next time out is anonymous.

Still better than Hopper who is anonymous all the time it seems - what on earth is going on there (again)?


September 10, 2012 10:15 AM

The bike has improved no end since the start of the season, Leon must be looking forward to next year as if the bike is competitive he will do well. Yoshi must have finally got those engines about right

From pit lane start up to 5th in the first was arguably more impressive than the podium in the 2nd.

I genuinely believe if Leon gets a good bike he can challenge for the title in 2013.


tomcol - Unregistered

September 10, 2012 10:43 AM

Truly pleased for Leon whos had some unnecessary stick over the last 2 seasons. Far better rider than results suggest and hopefully his confidence is back and we will see more of the same. I know Hopper is constantly injured but Leon has shown him the way all season. Having said that, would love to see both of them up at the sharp end, where they should be.

dave from the don - Unregistered

September 10, 2012 11:33 AM

Really good to see things finally looking up for the team

Hopefully the team will retain the riders for next year, and that they continue to improve the bike, and we start to see some consistency from Leon and a return to form for Hopper.

pp916 - Unregistered

September 10, 2012 12:12 PM

Pity Yoshimura got involved in the first place, I'm sure they would have been much better off with their own 'in house' prepped engines and electronics as a development of what they were running in BSB...I think they've reached some form of compromise now and hopefully they can become competitive from here on.
Not sure about Hopper tho', the wheels seem to have come off again, can he get back on track or is there an opening for someone else....Tommy Hill for instance, he's got good history with big Jack & the Crescent team and is at the top of his game right now.


September 10, 2012 2:14 PM

PP916, as long as the funding is there i can see this team being All British for 2013 in terms of riders as Tommy will want to step up next year.
Having sad that, i am secretly hoping that Shaun Muir wipes the cobwebs off of those Yamaha's from Motor Italia and get's another British team going in WSB.


Boo - Unregistered

September 10, 2012 4:54 PM

If he goes ahead and wins the BSB title again, I can definitely see Tommy Hill at Suzuki in 2013. Hopkins seems to have lost his confidence again, so maybe a year developing the Suzuki MotoGP project with the occasional wild-card to keep him race fit is the way forward...

Either way, I think Camier will stay where he is in 2013. He has always apportioned blame about the bike's lack of pace as being down to the electronics, not the engine, so perhaps they have finally found a breakthrough.

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