Fixi Crescent Suzuki’s Leon Camier came away from his World Superbike weekend at Silverstone with the best birthday present ever, a podium. He came third in the first race of the day in damp and slippery conditions, but bad luck blighted the Kent lad once again after he was caught up in what he could only describe as ‘carnage’ in race two yesterday.
Camier was in contention for a possible win but was ‘duffed up’ by Aprilia’s Sylvain Guintoli and was stuck behind GoldBet BMW’s Chaz Davies just as his engine decided to blow up at Stowe corner. It was not the best way to end his 27th birthday, but the Andorra resident is satisfied with the improvements made to the settings on his bike and hopes this good feeling on the Suzuki can continue for the rest of the season.
“The second race was a bit of luck and where ever you were when the weather went shit that is where you were going to be. I got duffed up a few times and Chaz blew up in front me and I dropped back and it was one of those things,” said Camier, speaking to bikesportnews.com
“In race one I thought our dry settings where not that great, and in the end when I was pushing with Eugene I didn’t feel like I had anymore. But we changed the settings in the second race and I felt comfortable and felt the fastest on track. I felt I could get past rider's, but the chain of events happened and I fell backwards and if it wasn’t someone putting me wide or blowing up, it just felt like carnage. But it is what it is.
“I had a good feeling with the bike here so hopefully that will carry on for the rest of the year, because it has not been quite how I wanted for most of the season, but we will see what happens.”