WSBK » Camier called up to replace injured Barrier


Leon Camier to make WSBK return at Motorland Aragon with BMW Italia in place of the injured Sylvain Barrier.

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Joeski

March 29, 2014 5:20 PM

I think a lot of teams would run Camier but his deal fell out at the wrong time when everyone had signatures and contracts in place.

I hope he gets something going because I believe he deserve a place on this grid!

I believe he has potential...everyone credits Eugene with Suzuki's turnaround but foget that it was the labor of Camier and team that got that bike where it is at!! No disrespect to Eugene but I believe Camier would have won last year on the Suzuki if he had not injured himself....so TBH Eugene had a capable bike that never showed its potential last year beause of rider injury...Anyway "What ifs" don't get contracts and I hope Camier is able to revive his WSBK career!!

Jayne

March 29, 2014 6:25 PM

Joeski
Agree 100%. Let not forget what Suzuki did to him after shaking on a deal.
Leon deserves to be on the grid. I also believe he would do himself justice in Moto GP.
Have been hoping Daryl Healey and GSE would support him.

V4Poweeeer

March 29, 2014 11:52 PM

@Joeski

I'm not saying that I agree or disagree with you saying Camier got the bike where it is. However I dont think he was aboe to set to much direction for the bike last season and not as much development was achieved if he wasn't injured.

Also don't forget as well that Eugenes electronics guy he brought over with him from Aprilia would have helped alot with improving the electronicstrategies on the motec system.

Engine wise I think that's something the team has been working on regardless of who is riding the bike.

All in all its good to see that Camier is being given a shot at making appearances.

Greavesit

March 30, 2014 1:44 PM

Camier us not as good as some think he is. He's so good he had a tin pot ride in motogp on a very poor motorcycle. All the top teams were lining up to sign him, were they not! If he was so good e would be signed to a top team. He has had enough good bikes and done bugger all on all of them.

Jayne

March 30, 2014 2:22 PM

Greavesit
Camier had a gentleman's agreement with Suzuki. He shook hands on a deal with Paul Denning.
He had no need to seek a new ride and when he needed to all the best rides had gone.
I would like to know where you were in 2009 and don't forget he has been injured many times and had glandular fever.
If there was any honour in the sport Camier would be on the Suzuki this season.

Joeski

March 30, 2014 2:52 PM

Greavesit: Camier us not as good as some think he is. He's so good he had a tin pot ride in motogp on a very poor motorcycle. All the top teams were lining up to sign him, were they not! If he was so good e would be signed to a top team. He has had enough good bikes and done ****** all on all of them.

No one courted Camier last season because even in the paddock they were all sure that he had his ride secure with Suzuki....remember, he even tested with Lowes before Lowes was confirmed with the team. The only thing that we doubted at the time was Cluzel beause he had not tested and Lowes was there....Laverty was a last minute deal and of course he was a hot commodity and in this "business" that is how it goes..apparently.. So Camier was shafted at the last minute nowhere to go when every other worthy team had signatures in place.

Joeski

March 30, 2014 3:28 PM

Greavesit: Camier us not as good as some think he is. He's so good he had a tin pot ride in motogp on a very poor motorcycle. All the top teams were lining up to sign him, were they not! If he was so good e would be signed to a top team. He has had enough good bikes and done ****** all on all of them.

I am not suggesting that Camier is the best rider ever and he should be on the Repsol HOnda....by a far stretch!! but I also think the same thing for 99% of the WSBK grid...right now only Sykes and Laverty stand out to me as potential movers to GP. However I did not feel the same way about Eugene after his Yamaha and 1st year on Aprilia...last year he came into his own..IMO but I rate Camier amongst the rest of the WSBK grid fairly highly...just disappointed that he did not show that last year due to injury because 2013 Preseason suggested otherwise.

exloko

March 30, 2014 5:23 PM

yeah, is right that many of you tell some up there... i would like BMW Italia could have a second bike for Camier when Barrier back... for me is as has been explain by you... he should be on the Suzie, but all the thing about Aprilia matters...that comes by the out of official BMW team go out...and the consequent Melandri move...is a shame, i would like to see Cluzel and Camier on the grid (by the way another alternative good new with Cluzel on SSport afterall with the MV...),

i hope Sykes or/and Lavery only hear good "human" offers from MotoGP, (i only recognize that kind of offer only if come from Suzuki, anyother thing would look like a "human" error from my point of view)
because nowadays is a strange world, even more...

is poetic justice that Laverty win ahead Guintoly when one year ago finally Guintoly forget his sakehand compromise with Suzuki and go to Aprilia...

Joeski

March 30, 2014 5:54 PM

V4Poweeeer: @Joeski
Also don't forget as well that Eugenes electronics guy he brought over with him from Aprilia would have helped alot with improving the electronicstrategies on the motec system.

Engine wise I think that's something the team has been working on regardless of who is riding the bike.

The Team has been working on the engine based on Camier's input (and Cluzel) but regardless they would have worked on it with which ever rider. Eugene's electronics guy has very little experience with Motec (coming from Aprilia) so smart or not he did not make the suzuki a winner over christmas...Point is the development or feedback for it was from primarily Camier (with Cluzel being the rookie)... that bike was a capable winner last year! Camier just failed in showing that albeit through injury!

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