WSB: Camier takes MV Agusta to best-ever weekend

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Leon Camier took MV Agusta to their best-ever weekend in the Superbike World Championship at Donington Park, crossing the line to take fourth and fifth on the F4 RR.

The British star came on strong in the latter stages of both races to get the better of 2006 MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden, but has warned that’s the maximum he’ll be able to get out of the bike without further development.

“We were expecting this to be one of the slightly better tracks for us but at the same time it’s always going to be difficult,” he told MCN. “I could see a lot of the areas we need to improve but at the same time it’s not going to happen tomorrow, it’s not little changes we need to make we need some new parts development wise. It’s positive, but at the same time to make another big step forward isn’t going to happen just yet.

“I have a really good feeling with this chassis, we’ve got a great base setting. The guys are doing a really good job with the settings. Even with electronics, the attention to detail has been really good and I feel we got a really good setting from the bike for the second race. At the minute the potential of the other bikes is just that little bit more than what we’ve got so when they get it right they can be a bit further ahead. I felt we had the absolute maximum out of the bike today and ended up fifth so we want that next step.


“I think there’s a lot more to come from the bike. We need more power but this track’s not the end of the world for that, then it comes down to electronics and time. We don’t test, we can’t test. With more time with it, more refinement, we’ll do ok. There aren’t huge things we can improve, now is the hard part as it’s little areas we have to work on. I don’t think it’s a winning bike right now but if we keep chipping away you never know, right circuit, right time right place we could be near the podium.”

Oli Rushby

By Oli Rushby

Former sports reporter covering British Superbikes, World Superbikes and road racing