Camier eyeing wins with Suzuki

Leon Camier lauds the progress made by Fixi Crescent Suzuki in the last twelve months as he sets his sights on a first WSBK win this season.
Leon Camier feels he and the Fixi Crescent Suzuki team is capable of reaching the top of the World Superbike podium this season, though he admits there is still work to be done to unlock the bike's full potential.

Currently in his second season riding the Crescent Racing-prepared GSX-R1000, Camier has shown flashes of front running pace since the beginning of the year, though his efforts have been hampered by a knee injury sustained in a dramatic crash at Aragon.

Now almost fully recovered, though he would miss out on a possible podium challenge at Donington Park when he crashed in both races having qualified fifth, Camier is nonetheless pleased to be challenging further up the field than he was at this time last year.

“We want to win races and podiums, but we have to take each race as it comes,” he told “Given the position we were in at the start of last year and where we finished, if we can make the same kind of progress this year, I'd like to think wins are possible, but there is a lot of work to do.”

Indeed, though Camier concedes there is still progress to be made on the electronics, he feels the Suzuki has come a long way in twelve months.

“We have a lot more power. I know everyone else has improved, but we are definitely improving too. We have to keep improving the overall package, so we need to work on the electronics, get more power and smoother power.

“I don't know how much more there is to come. The basis is really good and the chassis – when everything is right – is really good. Engine-wise, I'm not sure how far the engine can go, but it's fine at most tracks, so it's more just improving what we have to be competitive.”

Having been forced to miss the Aragon round through injury, Camier is currently 11th in the overall standings.

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Albinoni - Unregistered

May 31, 2013 3:16 PM

" with a good bike on his hands, he can do great things " Good comment but the current Suzuki isn't going to do the job for Camier any time soon. I just don't see Suzuki at the top end challenging for wins. Maybe the one-off or odd race due to conditions or attrition. What Kawasaki should have done was sign Camier and not Baz but that's Kawasaki's fault. That would have been a very formidable pairing

ex-loko.tkc.exe - Unregistered

May 31, 2013 1:18 PM

boring from people who send down good riders... he is enough good for win, maybe some didnt read a interview where he explain that Aprilia told him he dont have the same bike, it was obvious... with a good bike on his hands, he can do great things, Crescent and Yoshimura looks like finally the find a pace to go, everyone improve, lets give some credit before send them down, hope they still on that great line...Camier and Cluzel is a good pair...

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