Things didn't quite go to plan for 2001 British 125cc Champion Leon Camier at Silverstone on Easter Monday when an intermittent fault on the Padgett's Honda RS125 preventing the 15-year-old from finishing higher than ninth.

"The bike stopped during the morning warm-up, but then started immediately back at the garage," reported Camier, "despite checking and replacing everything we could, the problem re-appeared as a misfire in the race. Fortunately it kept going and we managed to get some valuable points on the board."

The bike had been on display in the Padgett's dealership since Lee Jackson rode it in the championship two years ago and was called into action at the last minute when Camier's expected 125 ride failed to materialise.

"With a bit more time to prepare we could have sorted the problem before the race," explained team manager Clive Padgett, "as it is we'll have it ready in time for Brands Hatch if Leon needs it."

Another 125 rider in line for a Padgett's bike this year is Sussex racer Daniel Coutts, currently side-lined by a hand injury picked up in pre-season testing.

 

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