Crescent Suzuki has confirmed that Leon Camier will not remain with the team for the 2014 World Superbike season.

Camier joined the British team from Aprilia at the end of 2011, finished third at Nurburgring in 2012 and repeated that feat at Silverstone this season. The Englishman, who rode alongside Jules Cluzel, also fought back from some serious injuries this year.

Rumours that Camier's place was in jeopardy have rocketed in the past week. BSB champion Alex Lowes recently tested for Crescent, alongside Camier, in what looked like being the team's 2014 line-up.

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But Camier now looks to have been cast aside in favour of WSBK title runner-up Eugene Laverty, in a deal that could see the Irishman move to MotoGP with Suzuki in 2015.

"On behalf of all at Crescent and all our sponsors and partners, I would like to thank Leon for the two years that he has been with the team," said team manager Paul Denning. "He has not only been the consummate professional at all times and a great ambassador, he has also become a close friend.

"His infectious nature is a pleasure to have around the team and he will certainly be missed. I don't think we ever saw the best of Leon, due to some unfortunate injuries, but if points were awarded for dedication to get back to full fitness then he would have been 2013 World Champion!

"I wish Leon the very best of luck for the future and I am genuinely sad to see him leave the team. He is a highly talented racer who deserves to get back to the winning circle."

With the leading WSBK rides taken, Camier appears short on options for next season, when Cluzel is tipped to return to Moto2.

Crescent Suzuki's new rider line-up 'will be announced in the near future'.