Leon Camier has spoken of his shock at being ousted from the Crescent Suzuki World Superbike team in favour of title runner-up Eugene Laverty.

Camier - a Crescent rider for the past two seasons - tested alongside BSB champion Alex Lowes at the end of October, in what looked like being the team's 2014 line-up.

"We verbally came to a ball park agreement, we got to the test and we were thinning out the details and we had a really good test," Camier told Kent Sports News.

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"The day after they decided to sign Eugene Laverty and I was quite annoyed to be honest with you and that hurt."

Crescent confirmed Camier's departure yesterday (Wednesday) but is yet to officially name its 2014 riders.