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Third podium lifts Camier

The Aprilia Alitalia rider celebrates a third World Superbike podium of the season at Motorland Aragon.
Leon Camier is up to new high of fifth position in the World Superbike standings after securing a third podium finish of the season at Motorland Aragon.

The Briton went into race day determined for a good result after a frustrating weekend at Misano, Camier aiding his cause by qualifying on the front row for the first time.

Though he initially struggled to break away from the pack during race one, Camier eventually found himself in a strong third as the race progressed.

However, while he would go on to hold down this position to the chequered flag, Camier gave a glimpse of what could have been as he chipped away at the leaders, eventually crossing the line just a second behind Max Biaggi. Indeed, Camier was frustrated to have not gotten away better.

"I'm happy for myself and for Aprilia,” he said. “It certainly didn't go badly, but I'm a bit disappointed that I didn't have a good pace from the start. I struggled at least until the seventh lap and then I pushed hard, but Max and Melandri had more or less the same pace I did, so I wasn't able to get too close. Too bad!”

Although Camier could not replicate the same pace in race two, he has moved ahead of Leon Haslam in the WSBK standings to fifth.



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pp916 - Unregistered

June 20, 2011 8:18 PM

The man himself said it was a bad tyre, not a bad tyre 'choice'.....no rider responsibility, and Pirelli have a history of turning out rogue tyres.



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