It has been officially confirmed that newly crowned British Superbike champion, Leon Camier, will be temporary released from his GSE/Airwaves Yamaha contract to ride alongside Max Biaggi at the factory Aprilia World Superbike team this weekend at Magny-Cours.
The 23-year-old Englishman will ride in place of the injured Shinya Nakano on the race-winning RSV4, just as 250cc world champion Marco Simoncelli had done last weekend at Imola.
Camier has dominated the 2009 BSB championship with 17 wins from 23 races. After Magny-Cours, Camier will return to Airwaves Yamaha for the BSB season finale at Oulton Park on October 9-11.
"I would like to thank Aprilia for giving me such an amazing opportunity, and also GSE Racing for being so supportive," said Camier.
"This year has been incredible. To follow my BSB Championship win with a ride on-board a proven race winning machine in World Superbikes, is awesome.
"It's going to be a tough challenge for sure. There'll be no time for testing beforehand, and I've never ridden at Magny Cours, but I'm really looking forward to it."
Camier made his WSBK debut earlier this season as a wild-card at Donington Park, when he fought forwards from a lowly 17th on the grid to finish 13th and sixth on race day for Airwaves Yamaha.
It is not yet known if Camier will stay with Aprilia for the Portimao WSBK season finale on October 25.
Biaggi, who took the new RSV4 to victory at Brno, finished second in race one at Imola on Sunday, with Simoncelli a shock third in race two. Simoncelli has returned to 250GP duty this weekend.