Leon Camier will return to the World Superbike Championship for round nine at Laguna Seca after being called up to replace the injured Claudio Corti at MV Agusta.

The former Aprilia and Suzuki rider began the 2014 WSBK season without a ride but enjoyed a lengthy stint on the BMW Italia EVO machine in the absence of the injured Sylvain Barrier, notching up two class wins before the Frenchman returned at Misano.

Since then, Camier was put on standby for a possible MotoGP ride with M7 Drive Aspar Honda in place of the injured Nicky Hayden, but wasn't subsequently needed.

Nonetheless, the former British Superbike Champion will be back in the WSBK reckoning this weekend at Laguna Seca as the deputy for Corti, who suffered injuries in a fall during SP1 at Portimao, which in turn ruled him out of both races.

The move will see Camier riding the sole MV Agusta F4 for the first time this weekend, which recently saw its development brought in-house following the decision by erstwhile partners Yakhnich Motorsport' to withdraw from the series on financial


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Yearby23: It's ridiculous no one has signed him full time...

Has everyone forgotten that he is the reason the BSB Showdown exists?! Simply because he made a mockery of every rider in BSB that year.[\blockquote]

That was all down to the bike. The new R1 that year was head & shoulders above everything else and in the best funded team (GSE Airwaves) to boot. Camier and his team mate Ellison came 1st & 2nd, way ahead of everybody else. Yes it takes a good rider to exploit the potential but nonetheless it was 80% due to the bike.