Fixi Crescent Suzuki racer Leon Camier bagged two seventh place finishes from the World Superbike races at Imola over the weekend, but in both races the Englishman was hampered by tyre chatter that caused him to struggle with controlling the power and entering the corners, and he believed that without the issues he could have been fighting for a podium position on Sunday.
Camier fought hard throughout both races and was involved in several battles during the two 21-lap events, most notably with Welsh rider, GoldBet BMW’s Chaz Davies in race one and then Kawasaki’s Loris Baz in race two, but even though the tall Kent lad had tyre problems, he still felt he did a good job, despite the issues.
“In the parts of the track where I didn’t have chatter I was really fast and I think I could have caught the guys in front and challenged for the podium, but when I got to the points where the bike had chatter there was nothing more I could do and I was so limited," said Camier.
“On a positive note though we did a good job this weekend and without the problems we were strong. I think electronically we still need to improve, we’ve got it working really well with what we’ve got, but we need to try and come up with some better strategies that will help me put more power to the ground. “