Camier to finally make MotoGP debut replacing injured Hayden

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Leon Camier will deputise for the injured Nicky Hayden at the next two rounds of the MotoGP championship, riding the Aspar Honda RCV1000 at Indianapolis and Brno.
Hayden, who is sitting out the two rounds after undergoing further surgery to repair a damaged wrist, is well on the road to recovery, but the severity of the damage and consequent operation means he’s far from fully fit.
Camier was the expected replacement for Hayden, after the former BSB champion was drafted in as a standby rider for the team at the Catalunyan round, as Hayden struggled with fitness.
Originally scheduled to make his MotoGP debut at the start of the season for the Ioda Aprilia team, Camier was left high and dry by financial problems, and has been forced to take a number of wildcard appearances in the interim, first at BMW Italia’s World Superbike Evo team and then with the MV Agusta team.

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Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer