Sunday’s pole position man narrowly shifts closer to debut MV podium
Getting ever close to a podium finish, Leon Camier (MV Agusta Reparto Corse) secured a top four position finish in race one at the Pirelli French Round, as the British rider battled through wet conditions.
Unable to catch his rivals in the podium fighting positions, the British rider will be hoping to continue to improve the pace of his MV Agusta, but admits he was frustrated to not be close enough to secure a podium finish in France. Finding it difficult to secure a strong pace for the wet conditions with his 1000 F4, Camier was able to work through some problems throughout the race and will be hoping to make some more steps forward in the closing rounds.
With the weather looking to be dry for Sunday’s race two, of which Camier will start from pole position, he has explained how his early weekend pace helps boost his confidence into the race weekend, but a lot will now depend on levels of luck.
“I can’t be unhappy with fourth but I sort of am,” begins Camier. “I just want the next step. We tried some different changes in Superpole and it didn’t work for the wet. I know exactly what I want from the bike but it isn’t working because it’s sort of a contradicting thing I want. By the end of the race I didn’t have anything left really, I was risking so much to try and stay with Marco, he had some very different lines and it was working really well but I just couldn’t catch him.”
Turning his attentions to tomorrow, Camier explains: “There are some things we need to improve for the dry but we had a good base on Friday, there’s a couple of things to improve but we can see how it goes tomorrow. Our pace on Friday gave us confidence and we’ve been strong in the last two rounds, you can’t complain to be beaten by the Kawaski and Ducati isn’t so bad. We need a bit of luck to go our way so we need to have a good race tomorrow and see what happens.”
See how Camier progresses in the Pirelli French Round on Sunday, as race two kicks off at 13.00LT, all with the WorldSBK VideoPass.