Fixi Crescent Suzuki’s Leon Camier has continued his timesheet topping streak at Phillip Island during the first day of the official World Superbike test. The British rider was just half a second behind reigning champion, Max Biaggi’s best time of 131.243.
He had to get used to a reworked bike, after a high-side crash last week during the unofficial test called for some repairs, but despite the minor hiccup, he still managed to deliver when it mattered. Leon said;
‘We needed to change some stuff after the bike had been rebuilt, so this morning there was no big hurry to push from the start. We altered a bit during the lunchtime because it didn’t feel quite the same as it did after I smashed it up last week. We’re in quite good shape at the moment but we know there is still a lot to do for the rest of the week.’
The gap between the top riders was a small one, with Leon Haslam just five thousandths of a second behind Camier on his Pata Honda. Red Devils Aprilia was in third position, a further 0.05 seconds back , while Factory Aprilia’s Eugene Laverty in fourth place with a time of 131.401. The test continues tomorrow.