Camier: "I’m starting to feel like I can ride normally"

Monday, 11 June 2018 17:14 GMT

Red Bull Honda rider back in top 10 in both Brno races

After a cautious return for his home race at Donington Park, Leon Camier (Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team) approached the Brno weekend with the aim of fully recovering the good sensations that had him as a strong podium contender in the opening races of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship.

Although the British rider was not close to making it into the top-3, Camier still managed to score valuable points in both races, including a seventh place in Race 2 that is his best since returning. Small steps perhaps, but also confirmation that the CBR1000RR is close to becoming another competitive bike in the high-end of the field.

Brno was also supposed to be a particularly tough ride for Camier: “There are a few areas we’re losing where we know what we need to do to improve, but it’s not a two-second fix, for sure. We got the bike working good in the corners, and overall it was ok, but to be honest I expected this to be one of the harder tracks. It’s a little bit like Aragon, a lot of long corners and quite low grip as well”.

Laguna Seca, in just two weeks’ time, promises more of the same, according to the British rider: “It’s a really cool track, awesome to ride… But again, I think it will be a more difficult track for us. We’ll see, until we get there we won’t know”.

Most importantly, however, Camier is in great shape. There are still a couple of recurring issues from his Aragon crash, but none that can keep the man from Kent off the tracks any further: “The ribs are better, in the first few laps I can still feel it but when the adrenaline is going, confidence also coming back… I’m starting to feel like I can ride more normally. The lung I think is working all good now, while the shoulder is still so-so, but hopefully we can keep working on this for the next races”.

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