Leon Camier has thanked his team for allowing him to regain his confidence on the Fixi Crescent Suzuki after qualifying an impressive seventh on his return to World Superbike action at Jerez.

Camier hasn't lined up for a race since a high-speed accident at the Nurburgring left him bruised and a nasty high-side in Turkey just two weeks later broke several bones in his foot.

Indeed, though it was expected Camier would sit out the remainder of the season, he is back on the GSX-R1000 this weekend and enjoying a competitive return to action having been classified in or around the top ten from the off.

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Going on to qualify on the third row in seventh place, Camier was delighted to not only be back up to speed, but to feel confident again on the bike after two damaging accidents.

"I am really pleased with the result, especially considering that I haven't ridden the bike properly since Germany and had two massive crashes in that time," he said. "I have got my confidence back up and the bike was starting to feel more natural and I enjoyed that.

"We used the qualifying tyre in Superpole 1 and we didn't really need to, in hindsight we could have saved it till the last session and then I think we could have been further up the grid - at least the next row. All-in-all, considering everything that has happened I am pretty happy with today.

"I really want to thank the whole team for keeping me calm and letting me build my confidence, rather than asking for more and creating other problems. The whole situation has been dealt with really well and I thank them for that."