After experiencing some serious electronics issues Leon Camier (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) had to ride through in the recent Aragon round, MV Agusta redoubled their efforts with their new Marelli electronics package at Assen.
According to lone MV WSB rider it worked out as well as he could have expected in that area. “We are really happy and we made some big progress with the electronics, massive progress to be honest,” said Camier.
The progress of Camier’ performance from Spain to the Netherlands was measurable, as he finished 22 seconds behind double race winner Jonathan Rea in race one at Assen, and only 18.5 seconds behind in race two. That equates to being just over and then just less than one second per lap slower than the clear winner of each 21-lap race.
At Motorland Aragon, by contrast, he had been 43 seconds off the winner in each 18-lap race.
“The bike is working a lot better and we figured a lot of stuff out,” said Camier after his happier Assen weekend. “We got a lot more out of the bike. There is still work to do and we still need to improve the power and chassis. That said, there were a lot of positives with the chassis and we need to make sure that we do not lose those.”
Despite having a bike spec which is still relatively untested and needs more development to meet the new 2015 tech rules head on, Camier took great confidence from racing with and beating some well-sorted machine and rider packages in the Netherlands.
“We were fighting with the Ducatis and managed to beat a few of the Ducatis in the last one,” said Camier, who was tenth in each race at Assen. “The pace in the beginning was good and I feel like I am riding really well, riding hard, in the first few laps. I can catch people and be right behind them but we just lose so much when we hit a straight.”