Camier rues Donington fall

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Leon Camier has been left rueing his Donington Park results, after throwing away the chance for MV Agusta’s best ever Word Superbike result in the second race after crashing out of fifth place.

The Kent man still took some positives form the weekend, however, finishing race one in ninth and managing to top Friday’s time sheets, giving him hope for the future with the Italian machine.

“I think the problem was forcing the issue too much. I am really frustrated. It’s been my first mistake of the year and I feel bad because I didn’t want to let anybody down. I got such a good start and made did some strong first laps. If I could have maintained the rhythm, I don’t think I could have stayed with Chaz Davies but at least that general level. As the fuel load goes down, it helps our bike a lot and normally I finish quite strongly.

“I think we could have been in for a good race, but I was pushing too hard trying to stay with Chaz and it wasn’t to be. I made a little mistake, forcing it on entry to the chicane and bounced too much over the kerb. I am frustrated but, to look at the positives, we were battling with riders who have won races this year so it is good in that sense. We got the best out of what we had today, but I pushed too much.”

Simon Patterson

By Simon Patterson

MotoGP and road racing reporter, photographer, videographer