Airwaves Yamaha confident ahead of Donington WSB round

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Airwaves Yamaha team boss, Colin Wright remains confident that Leon Camier and James Ellison can be competitive racing on the world stage at Donington WSB this weekend.

The team arrive at the Leicestershire circuit having dominated the British Superbike Championship with nine wins from ten starts with their two riders sitting first and second in the standings.

Having raced in the World Championship in 2001, 2002 and 2003 they know what it is going to take to be competitive against the WSB regulars.

But having already dominated the Donington BSB round in May, the team and riders are focussed on making their mark this weekend and have the potential to cause an upset.

Speaking to MCN Wright said: “We’re going to treat it the same as a BSB race. Our only disadvantage is going to the fact that we are racing on a different specification Pirelli tyre and the qualifiers, but everything else in terms of track knowledge we have an advantage. Right now, on paper, we’re in front.”

Wright believes that a key factor to the team’s success will be the amount of track time over the next two days.

He said: “The guys that do the most laps, win races. You don’t learn anything sat in the garage. We’ll be aiming to do a number of race runs during Friday and Saturday. We want our riders to be consistent and if they can do four race runs before race day I’ll be delighted.”

Michael Guy

By Michael Guy

Sports Editor, former 250-racer and adventure rider