Leon Camier to sit out both the UK and US rounds

Tuesday, 2 July 2019 14:00 GMT

Still lacking strength in his injured left shoulder, Camier will focus on fully recovering for the Official Portimao Test at the end of August. The British rider won’t be replaced at the UK and US rounds

Despite having made further progress with his recovery after the left shoulder injury sustained in Imola, Leon Camier (Moriwaki Althea Honda Racing) will sit out both the Prosecco DOC UK Round at Donington Park and the Geico U.S. Round at Laguna Seca.

As he declared, the British rider attempted to do a few laps on a Supermoto but noticed that he is still experiencing pain, and lack of strength in his injured left shoulder: “I’m really disappointed to have to miss two more rounds, despite having definitely made good progress, which my doctor is actually really happy with. I’ve now recovered full range of motion and have started to do strength exercises already. Unfortunately, this is where I’m still having some problems. I attempted to complete a few laps on a Supermoto but can see that I still don’t have enough strength or stability when braking, as well as still experiencing noticeable pain when doing so”.

In Jerez and Misano it was Yuki Takahashi to step in as substitute rider for the Brit, and at the Pata Riviera di Rimini Round the Japanese rider was able to take the first top ten finish result of the season for the Moriwaki Althea Honda Team, as he finished in eighth position in a wet Race 1.

But for the UK and the US events, the team have announced that they won’t be replacing Camier. However, the British rider is confident to be able to recover in time for the Official WorldSBK Test, that will take place at Portimao from 24th-25th August: “The doctor is confident I will fully recover with no need for surgery. I look forward to being back for the Portimao test in August where we can take time to calmly work on bike development and set-up”.

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