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Camier endures a 'weekend to forget'

Though he is now a career-high sixth in the World Superbike standings, Leon Camier wants to quickly forget the Misano weekend.
Leon Camier says he is pleased he won't be returning to Misano for another year after enduring what he described as a 'weekend to forget'.

The British rider forced himself onto the back foot with errors in qualifying that left him 15th on the grid (14th in race two), but while he was able to force his way up to a solid sixth in race one – before crashing in race two -, he was generally unhappy with the 'feeling' of the Aprilia Alitalia.

Indeed, even though Camier has actually risen a place to sixth in the overall standings, he wants to swiftly draw a veil over the weekend.

"A weekend to forget,” he lamented. “I never had a good feeling, not even in race one, despite a result that is nothing to scoff at. I've never liked this track. The only positive thing is that, at least for this year, we won't be back here.”



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Boo - Unregistered

June 13, 2011 6:37 PM

Camier is definitely not on the same spec bike as Biaggi - or rather, Biaggi gets his pick of the updates first. Camier does need to start getting some consistency, but in terms of raw speed, I think he is better than many around him. As someone mentioned, he was 4th and 2nd at Miller, plus had a podium at Donington Park, so to dismiss him after Misano is utterly ridiculous and indicative of how shallow people are on here sometimes. I seem to remember Checa getting a ribbing around the time he exited Ten Kate Honda and signed for Althea Ducati... To me, it seems Camier isn't happy at Aprilia (judging by his demeanour and comments) and is staying because it is such a good bike. But I think he deserves something like a Yamaha next season. There is so much more to come from him

pp916 - Unregistered

June 13, 2011 4:27 PM

What short memories you retards have, last round he had a 4th and a 2nd, beating his team-mate in the process! A reliable bike would help the cause, how come Leon's bike is plagued by 'technical problems' while Max's never has any such issues? Despite the promise of equal machinery to Max this season it seems not to have materialised. Can't be easy being team-mate to Biaggi, he demands so much attention I suspect there's very little left over for Leon.



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