Both Airwaves Ducati riders left Cadwell Park on Monday evening satisfied with their performance, for very different reasons.
Byrne scored two third place finishes meaning he’s still only been off the podium once all season, and that was at Knockhill when he crashed out of the lead. And it also means the 2004 BSB Champion retains his 100+ points advantage is the 2008 riders standings.
Byrne said: “I really like Cadwell Park and I thought it would be a good circuit for us on the Airwaves Ducati but it’s actually been a tough weekend. We’ve had to work so much harder and make a lot of changes from session to session but all credit to the Airwaves Ducati team for helping me get two podiums today."
“I really want to get back on that top step and I think that had the second race been the original 18 laps I could have won. Nevertheless I’m looking forward to Croft and hopefully taking the momentum and the pace from race two with us.”
For Leon Camier it was a case of facing old demons. His aggressive riding was testament to the 22-year old's grit and determination after suffering horrific leg injuries at the 2.18-mile circuit just 12 months ago.
“To be back in amongst the front runners feels great and I am really happy,” said Camier.
“I was hoping to get onto the podium, especially in the second race, but the fact that I’m riding better and the Airwaves Ducati 1098R set-up has improved, is a result in itself. I managed to knock four tenths of a second off my time and actually posted the fastest time in the final sector which includes the mountain! So I’m feeling confident now heading to Croft.”