British WSBK: Camier keen to finish what he started

Around a circuit where Suzuki still holds the lap record, Leon Camier is hoping everything falls in place for a renewed podium challenge at Silverstone this weekend.
Leon Camier is hoping better race day fortunes will see him challenging towards the front of the World Superbike Championship field at Silverstone after inclement weather scuppered his hopes in 2012.

Camier qualified second and was challenging for his first WSBK win in last year's race, only to slip off in the closing stages when a late shower made the circuit treacherous.

A circuit well-known to Crescent Racing following its stint in the British Superbike Championship, the team even holds the Silverstone lap record courtesy of John Hopkins's run to pole position in 2011 during a wild-card appearance.

With this in mind, Camier – who wrapped up his British Superbike Championship title at Silverstone in 2009 and was a podium winner in 2010 – is determined to come back strong again this year.

“I'm really looking forward to going to Silverstone and racing in front of my home fans on my FIXI Crescent Suzuki GSX-R. I've had a lot of success there in the past – I won the British Superbike Championship at Silverstone – and I've had a few podiums there in World Superbikes.

“Last year we set the best lap throughout the whole weekend, but sadly the races didn't go to plan, although we were very strong until I crashed in the first race! The bike is improving with every race, so hopefully we'll be able to give the British fans something to cheer about.”

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July 31, 2013 5:57 PM

Good luck to Leon. A fast guy who's never quite had the luck ride with him in WSBK. I think he has the ability and the pace, it just needs to all come together for him. At least Crescent will be giving Leon the best they can give him (unlike it seems Aprilia did who kow-towed to Max and Camier was a very No2 No2 in that set-up). If the Suzuki can be set-up and the motors can give him enough, then i think Leon can surprise the front-runners so far and put Crescent on the podium. With Dorna involved this might well be the last, best year for WSBK and its racers, so enjoy the 2013 season while you can folks!

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