Leon Camier's hopes of a strong World Superbike result on home soil at Donington Park came to a disappointing conclusion after two crashes at Goddards left him with just three points.
The Fixi Crescent Suzuki rider came into race day confident of a top five challenge after qualifying in fifth place, but lasted just two laps in race one when an 'aggressive' move into the final corner saw him crash into retirement.
Determined to bounce back in race two, Camier managed just six laps before he tucked the front-end at the same bend. Though he was able to remount, he could only recover to 13th place.
“I had a bad start and was a bit too aggressive in the first race, even though I felt ok on the bike. I was trying to get past Canepa, but in the slower corners I was struggling a bit to get the bike pulled-up. I knew this, but I was desperate to get past him because I could see the front group going away, so it was my mistake and I ran off.
“Then I was pushing really hard to come back through the field and crashed. I was frustrated in race two because I felt like I didn't have the best grip and the BMWs got past me, so I pushed hard, but got caught out at Goddards.
“The front went from underneath me, I don't really know why it happened, but I couldn't do much about it. I picked the bike up and tried my hardest to come back, but the main pack was too far away to catch them. I will now have to put this behind me and try and do my best at Portimao in a couple of weeks' time.”