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WSBK Thailand: Camier sets early Thai marker from Hayden

Leon Camier and Nicky Hayden set the early pace in free practice for round two of the World Superbike Championship in Thailand.
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Leon Camier has topped the timesheets in first free practice for the Thai round of the World Superbike Championship at the Chang International Circuit, ahead of new visitor Nicky Hayden and Jonathan Rea.

With circuit conditions at the humid Buriram circuit improving up to the chequered flag, Camier on the ever-improving MV Agusta F4 led a flurry of quick laps in the final stages to end up top by a comfortable three tenths of a second.

It would put him ahead of Hayden, the former MotoGP world champion wasting no time getting acquainted with the new venue to place the Honda second, ahead of Phillip Island double winner Rea and team-mate Michael van der Mark.

Tom Sykes rounded out the top five, ahead of series returnee Matteo Baiocco, the Italian impressively taking the new VFT Ducati to sixth, the team having missed round one due to an injury for Fabio Menghi. Sylvain Guintoli was an early pace setter before stopping on track with problems, though he remained seventh best, ahead of Roman Ramos, Alex Lowes and Davide Giugliano.

Elsewhere, Chaz Davies endured a low-key start to his weekend down in 15th place, while Jordi Torres suffered a fall from his Althea BMW.
by Ollie Barstow



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Observer

March 11, 2016 6:17 PM

Go Leon! Camier shows his quality once again. He has a fine record of producing fine performances on bikes which other top riders don't seem to want to ride (not to mention some painful crashes that were not his fault - other rider's oil, mechanical issue, etc). A good season would be very well deserved.



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