WSB: Camier remains with MV Agusta for 2017
Leon Camier will remain with MV Agusta for the 2017 Superbike World Championship, it has been confirmed.
The 2009 British Superbike Champion has enjoyed a strong year with the Italian marque, continuously impressing aboard the F4-RR machine against rivals from much bigger factories. Continually pushing towards the podium, Camier has enjoyed four fourth places so far this year.
Confirming the deal, he said: “I put a lot of work in over the last couple of years and I’ve seen the team has grown and improved and everyone’s really passionate about growing and moving forward.
“I think it's really obvious from the outside that we’ve made some big steps, so for me it's something that I want to see through. I believe the bike has the potential to be on the podium and I have a good feeling with the team and bike.
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“We know what we need to improve on the bike and I think the winter will be a real positive. The technicians will have time in the factory to work on everything and create a better package for next year,” added Camier. “As soon as we start at the beginning of the year I can tell how it's gone over the winter. I’m looking forward to starting next year and hopefully the technicians have a good winter and can make some progress.”
The news comes admist rumours that the MV squad will expand to two riders for 2017, with Sylvain Guintoli thought to be in the running for a ride although MCN understands this is unlikely to happen.