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Camier: Race should have been stopped earlier

Leon Camier feels the second World Superbike race should have been stopped earlier as he loses out on a strong result with a fall moments before it was stopped.
Leon Camier has criticised the decision to continue racing during the second World Superbike race at the Nurburgring after missing out on a potential podium finish.

The Briton had been enduring a difficult weekend in the dry aboard the Aprilia Alitalia having laboured to eighth in race one, but looked to be heading for a more favourable race two result having risen to fifth in atrocious weather conditions.

However, Camier would become one of the riders to succumb to the worsening conditions, crashing on lap twelve at the Schumacher-S having been running ahead of Jakub Smrz. The race was eventually stopped on lap 14, with Smrz classified as third.

Disappointed with the result, Camier was particularly frustrated that the race was not stopped before he and a handful of other riders came down.

“It was truly dangerous to run race two,” said Camier. “There were puddles everywhere, visibility was terribly reduced and the situation got worse lap after lap. Other riders also had trouble in the turn where I slid.

"There was a virtual river running across the asphalt. It's a shame, I think they could have stopped the race earlier given the track conditions, but there's no use complaining about it now.”

Camier retains sixth position in the standings, 22 points behind Leon Haslam.



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DBL

September 05, 2011 3:15 PM

Youtube "1993 World Superbike Osterreichring Race 2 Recap" and you will see similar if not worse conditions. They red flagged that at 2/3rds distance as well but back then everyone was asking why as the conditions hadn't changed much.

somethingwrong - Unregistered

September 05, 2011 3:31 PM

I agree with you, but nurburbring is one of the circuits where the grip is really low especially on that conditions so there is no doubt that this race was one of the most difficult in many riders career.



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