Camier determined to improved qualifying

Leon Camier is hoping the British round of the World Superbike Championship will signal a turnaround in his qualifying fortunes.
Leon Camier has once again identified Superpole as the key to securing a strong World Superbike result on home soil at Silverstone having often seen race pace blunted by a low starting position this season.

The Briton has endured a difficult first year with the FIXI Crescent Suzuki team, but showed what was possible from a second row starting position at Donington Park with a run to a season's best of fourth.

Since then, however, Camier has not qualified higher than 13th, an area he is desperate to improve upon if he wants a chance to replicate the strong form he has shown at Silverstone in recent years.

“It's always fun to race at home and I'll be doing my best to get good results with my FIXI Crescent Suzuki GSX-R,” he said. “I qualified on the front row of the grid last year and I will be aiming to do the same again this year, though first I have to have a good Superpole!

“The bike has definitely improved recently and I'm hoping that it will suit Silverstone and we can all have a good weekend. It would be good to get good results at Silverstone and say thank you to all our fans at home.”

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Buzz Beurling - Unregistered

August 02, 2012 1:05 PM

I think the point has to be made....that firstly..there are no Yamaha's running...odds are they wouldn't be far off the pace of the front if there were...Swan Yamaha are doing plenty well in BSB... The blade has always been a little down on power but made up for it in the chassis department..the newest blade is hardly a new bike more of an evolution of what has gone before.. Unlike the Kawasaki and the BMW for example which are designed as race bikes from the ground up, the modern GSXR 1000 makes no apolgies for being a road bike first ahead of a race bike...i think for them to challenge at the pinnacle again they would have to bring out a new machine with this in mind..but that goes against their more road biased ethos with this machine..i'm curious to see what comes out...a new k5/6 like bike would seem to be just what is needed right now!

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