WSBK » Camier hungry for more podium joy at Portimao

'There has been a lot of congratulations after Nurburgring and it's been great for the team because it's been a tough we're hoping we'll keep progressing and end the season on the up' - Leon Camier

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September 20, 2012 4:46 AM

I am happy for Leon. i believe he has the ability but right now lacks the equipment. Either way he and the suzuki are improving and hope this continues. With that said, I am a Hopper fan and I am starting to worry that he has lost the plot. Something is not quite right. When Hopper is comfortable on a bike he rides well but this year has just been way below what I expected. Granted, the bike is not up to it but I thought consistent top tens would be possible for Hopper...I guess not. Wonder if Crescent will re-sign John for next year? I think Camier is a shoe in based on performance.


September 20, 2012 10:07 AM
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Much better on Suzuki then Aprilia.. SO for him be able to have sucess right now he only need the help of oficial Suzuki with some new parts to the bike to give then more power and electronics..!! When he was riding the Aprilia he had all the equipement that one rider can have and just dont worck for him.. Like i say much better with Suzuki bike i think he feel much more at home

fighter - Unregistered

September 20, 2012 2:59 PM

Is was and it is still a very difficult year for suzuki and their riders, one podium that's not enough for such a team and manufacturer. Suzuki haven't new parts for the moment as their concentration are on gp.Being the last manufacturer in the wsbk chamipnship isn't a real push for the sales in Europe. Kawasaki and BMW are selling a lot as well as Aprilia , you understand very well the link between results and sale. As suzuki is still in my heart, let's think positive....


September 20, 2012 6:47 PM

re: "Suzuki haven't new parts for the moment as their concentration are on gp."

anybody paying attention would have to ask why...?

re: "Being the last manufacturer in the wsbk chamipnship isn't a real push for the sales in Europe."

gotta wonder how wobbling and harming riders in grandprix constitutes a push...?

re: "let's think positive...."

better idea... how about we THINK about supporting the team who's running the product WE ALREADY MAKE and see where we get with that 1st...? before we run to get our heads chopped off all over again in grandprix...?

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

September 20, 2012 7:52 PM

I don't always agree with "shamarone" (partly because I don't always understand his posts, however I agree with him completely about Suzuki.

They have not supported WSBK for several seasons - support was pulled in the December immediately prior to Haslam going out and shocking them by initially leading the championship.

For some reason MotoGP is much more important to the Japanese manufacturers than WSBK. Honda choose not to support WSBK officially Yamaha couldn't afford to do both series so WSBK got dropped. Kawasaki realised that they couldn't afford to do MotoGP in a competitive way - for some reason the penny still has not dropped with Suzuki Head Office that they cannot afford to do MotoGP and "wobbling" round is not a good advert for the company.

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