Leon Camier feels MV Agusta Reparto Corse's updated engine specification provided him with the extra speed to consistently battle towards the front as he enjoyed his best overall race weekend of the season.
After the British rider claimed his best career result on an MV Agusta last time out at Assen with a fourth place finish, Camier continued to demonstrate the same performance on his team's home soil during the free practice sessions.
The 2009 British Superbike champion duly converted the potential pace into sixth and fifth place finishes at Imola which has seen him jump into the top ten in the World Superbike riders' championship and ahead of both factory Yamaha riders.
Camier feels the new specification of engine has been key to his race pace at Imola and is thrilled to help MV Agusta take its fight back towards the sharp end of the grid.
“We tried the new engine and it seems we are moving on the right direction, even in terms of engine power,” Camier said. “We started really fast from the first sessions and we did a good job in qualifying as well. We lost one position at the end but the 6th place is a really good result.
“[In race two] the start wasn't so good, I got caught behind the BMW and some other riders and was quite difficult to pass. Unfortunately, Giugliano was too far from me. I am very happy with the feeling with the bike and with the changes we made between race one and two. Big thanks to everyone in the team for the awesome job.”