Leon Camier is confident he will pass the medical he needs to return to action for the World Superbike Championship finale at Jerez as he looks to bring a frustrating year to a satisfactory conclusion.

Competing in his second season with the Fixi Crescent Suzuki team, Camier has shown flashes of podium-challenging pace during the course of the year, but his results have been undermined by injuries sustained in accidents at Phillip Island, Aragon, the Nurburgring and, most recently, at Istanbul Park.

Indeed, it was the broken foot sustained in his free practice accident in Turkey that has ruled Camier out of the last three events, the British rider requiring surgery and intensive rehabilitation to prepare himself for a possible final round comeback.

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As it stands, Camier will still need to pass a medical at the circuit on the Friday morning before he is confirmed as participating, though he is confident it will just be a formality.

"I have made massive progress with the foot and even surprised the doctors, because most of them said I wouldn't make it back for Jerez. My foot is still a bit swollen, but it is improving all the time and it's just my general fitness that I need to work on, so although I need to rest to help the recovery I also need to be getting in lots of exercise - which means I'm a bit caught between the two.

"I have to get the balance right and I won't be anywhere near full fitness in Spain, I will be close enough to ride and then we'll have to see what happens from there. I will need to take a medical at Jerez, but don't think that will be a problem as I can now put my weight on the foot and I've done a bit of Trials and Enduro riding, so I know it's working ok.

"I've only tested at Jerez before and I'm really looking forward to going there at the weekend and being involved at the last race of the season."