Leon Camier has been left frustrated after missing what he saw as a useful opportunity to pick up some much needed World Superbike championship points at his home race at Donington Park.

The MV Agusta Reparto Corse rider had been running in sixth hunting down Chaz Davies but suffered a lowside off in the midsection of the Foggy Esses which sent him sprawling. The Kent-born rider attempted to pick up his stranded MV Agusta 1000 F4 but to no avail and was forced to retire from the race.

"I think the problem was forcing the issue too much," Camier told World Superbike. "I am really frustrated. It's been my first mistake of the year and I feel bad because I didn't want to let anybody down. I got such a good start and made did some strong first laps."

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The English rider had enjoyed a positive home race weekend up to that point, topping free practice one and notching up his second-best result of the year in race one with a ninth place.

However, the former British Superbike champion has been left to think on what could have been with an improvement on best finish of the season (eighth in Phillip Island race two) looking highly likely.

"I think we could have been in for a good race but I was pushing too hard trying to stay with Chaz and it wasn't to be. I made a little mistake, forcing it on entry to the chicane and bounced too much over the kerb."