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‘Hurting’ Camier determined to race in Turkey

12 September 2013

Leon Camier says he will need to get out on track in Turkey to evaluate the full extent of the injuries he sustained in a frightening crash last time out at the Nurburgring.

Camier was left with arm and neck injuries after dramatically crashing his Fixi Crescent Suzuki on oil at the high-speed Schumacher S bend in Germany, an accident that also saw Jonathan Rea come off his Honda and sustain a broken femur.

Nonetheless, despite a trip to hospital and the relatively short turnaround between events, Camier has signalled his intentions to ride in Turkey this weekend for the series' maiden visit to the Istanbul Park Circuit.

Even so, Camier admits he is still feeling the effects from the accident two weeks on and suggests he will only know for certain how he can perform once he returns to action on Friday.

“I'm still a bit beaten-up from the accident and although my neck is feeling a lot better it's not perfect. My arm and hand are giving me a bit of trouble, because I don't really have full feeling yet. I think I might have a bit of nerve damage, but I've been in the gym and it's getting better all the time.

“It still hurts a bit in certain positions, but I will give it a try on Friday and see how I get on. It should be ok, but until I ride and feel what it's like, I won't know for sure. I've never been to the Istanbul track before, but I've heard good things about it, so I really want to be fit to ride.”


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