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Camier: From sixth in WSB to Knockhill BSB

Published: 29 June 2009

BSB points leader Leon Camier heads to Knockhill this weekend after a confidence-boosting sixth place ride in Sunday’s second WSB race at Donington on his Airwaves Yamaha.

Although it wasn’t the win he and the GSE Racing team might have hoped for to emulate Neil Hodgson’s famous 2000 Donington WSB victory, Camier showed his mettle by battling his way from 20th on the first lap to claim a hard-earned sixth place against the world’s best superbike riders.

But this weekend it’s a very different prospect from racing on the wide, flowing race course that hosts MotoGP to the tight and tricky BSB track in the Scottish hillside overlooking the Forth Bridge – and Camier’s looking forward to the task.

He leads the  BSB series by 55 points over his team-mate,  James Ellison and said: "I'm not a huge fan of short tracks, but I've always liked Knockhill. Hopefully the weather will be kind to us and be consistent throughout the weekend.

“I'm expecting the Honda's to be strong right from the start. I know Hydrex Honda has tested there recently. I'm sure it'll be a fun fight to get on to the podium.

"I've been training really hard throughout the season so fitness won't be a problem, even after three back-to-back race events.

"It's still early days in the Championship so it's important to keep focused and keep bringing home points for Airwaves Yamaha."

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