Camier: I want to be winning every race!

The Aprilia Alitalia rider claims that there is more to come from the championship-leading RSV-4.
Leon Camier has revealed he doesn't consider his Aprilia RSV-4 to be 'substantially better' than it was at the start of the season, even if he does admit he is seeking perfection at a time when the team have already been 'blown away' by the performance in his rookie season.

Camier heads to the latest round of the World Superbike Championship as one of seven full-time British riders looking to get on the podium at Silverstone.

As one of two British rookies on the grid this year, Camier has impressed with his run to the podium on two occasions at Assen and Miller Motorsports Park – two venues he has never visited before.

Despite this, Camier claims these results have come despite the fact he doesn't believe his bike has made too much progress since the opening round in Australia.

“We're definitely capable of getting on to the podium at least once this weekend, that'll be my aim but I know there's six other Brits all wanting to make the home crowd proud! The bike still isn't doing exactly what I need it to and we haven't seen it get substantially better since I first jumped on it.

“To be honest, I don't think it's going to be something we can solve in the near future but we've seen that even when the odds are stacked against us we can be up there and that's what I need to focus on.”

“The weekends where I've finished on the podium things have clicked straight away and we've managed to make our way up the timesheets every session. But the other weekends have thrown at us one problem after another, whether it be a technical issue, a set-up problem, or me pushing too hard and making a mistake.”

Still, Camier confesses that he has set himself lofty targets for the year and can occasionally 'miss' some of the achievements that his team and onlookers have perceived as somewhat more remarkable.

“I'm the type of person who focuses on where things need to improve and can sometimes miss what have actually been quite big achievements for someone in my position, but the team have picked up on all the positives of my performances this year and have been really vocal on how pleased they've been.

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July 27, 2010 12:08 PM

I just think it's funny that whenever Max wins a race the forum goes mad saying that it's only because the Aprilia is so fast. (Personally I think it helps that Max gets out of the corners so well...) I know this is Leon's first year in WSBK, but if the RSV4 has such a huge advantage (some poster's have even said Aprilia are cheating!) then why isn't Leon finishing in the Top 5 every race? Let's be honest- the RSV4 is a quick bike in a straight line, but who knows what it is like in the twisty bits? Leons comments say an awful lot... Leon's pace is far more indicitive of its true speed, Max is just something special this year. Bit like the R1 and the Spies effect of last year.


July 27, 2010 1:14 PM

I like Camier, but he has a long way to go to match Max and that is obvious. But agree with tardozzi on the colin wright thing...what a w@nker, he sat in the eurosport studio last year slagging Max off saying he was past it and that they should put someone young such as Camier on the bike and they would show him how its done....well colin i hope you stick your head between your legs and kiss your own a$$ now, you fat arrogant n0b!!!!Max is the best rider on that grid by miles and he is showing his class now that he has developed that bike to where he wants it.......colin wright = c0ck

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