Leon Camier has apologised to his Aprilia Alitalia team after crashing out of a possible podium position during the second World Superbike race of the weekend at Monza.
The Briton was on course to end a difficult weekend, in which he struggled with more technical problems, on a high as he muscled his way up to second position behind his team-mate Max Biaggi.
However, the team's hope of a dream 1-2 result on home soil was scuppered on lap eight when Camier low-sided off the circuit on the exit of the second Lesmo bend.
With Biaggi going on to receive a penalty that dropped him down the order, Camier is aware that he missed out on a podium finish at the very least, much to his frustration.
“Start was good, first corner was good, I felt good! I got past a couple more to move up into second and everything was fine. I wasn't particularly pushing, just trying to get everything to flow and then in turn six I let the brake off mid-turn and the front folded.
“I have to say sorry to all of my team. A podium was definitely on the cards, which would have been a great end to a couple of races where we've had nothing but bad luck. We came to Monza feeling really positive after a good test at Mugello.
Unfortunately through one thing and another we've not had enough track time this weekend to make the most of the developments we found. We've just got to look ahead to Miller at the end of the month and hope our luck changes.”
Camier, who finished eighth in race one, heads to Miller Motorsports Park next, scene of his best career result of second in 2010.