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Assen WSBK: Camier hampered by ‘technical issues’

Fixi Crescent Suzuki’s Leon Camier was left frustrated after a technical issue forced him to miss all of the World Superbike second qualifying session at Assen. He made his way on track at the start of the practice, but immediately returned to the pits and was forced to sit out the remaining time while his crew worked on his bike.

Camier unfortunately missed the chance to set a time good enough to qualify for Superpole and will start tomorrow’s races from the back of the grid, due to the time he set in yesterday’s wet qualifying. The Englishman did get the chance of some dry laps in the second free practice and showed some impressive form, considering he is not fully fit as he clocked the ninth fastest time, which coincidently could have given him ninth place on the grid if he had qualified for Superpole three.

The Kent rider is still recovering from a knee injury, and was only declared fit to race two days ago, but the Brit is not letting his injury get in his way, but he can’t help but feel a bit deflated with everything that has gone on today.


“Considering how many laps I’ve done, and that last session was only a few, I was actually quite happy to be ninth quickest in the free practice and be only 0.6 seconds off the fastest time. It feels like I’m not meant to ride this weekend, with the way things have gone, but I still have the races to come. We have some options for settings and we’re not sure which way to go. We have one that I normally run and another that I have been trying which we think has some potential, so we will need to look at things and make the decision” said the tall Englishman.

“But from last on the grid there is not a lot I can do and it will be pretty difficult to get a good result. I have to see if my knee can stand up to race distance as well though, because I’ve only done four laps at the maximum before it has started hurting. I don’t know if I can do the whole race or not, I’ll give it my best and just have to see what happens.”

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