Leon Camier starts as he means to go on at Phillip Island

Monday, February 18 2013

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.