Leon Camier will be sticking with the Honda Fireblade machine for a second season in a row. After joining Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team in 2018, the Brit is ready for a new challenge as he joins the new HRC supported Honda Althea team for 2019.
Camier's first success came when he was crowned 2005 British Supersport Champion before moving up into the British Superbike Championship, where he spent three seasons. Crowned BSB champion in 2009, the 32-year-old secured a full-time ride in WorldSBK the following season after some wild card appearances.
Taking three podium finishes in his rookie season with Aprilia, the Kent rider switched to Suzuki for two seasons in 2012 before moving to BMW, and then returning to an Italian team, this time, MV Agusta. Camier was also able to get an opportunity in MotoGP™ as he replaced injured Nicky Hayden on the Aspar Team Open Honda. Spending three seasons with MV Agusta - from 2015 to 2017 - Camier put in some impressive performances as he dealt with some unreliable machines at times. Narrowly missing out on podium finishes in 2017, Camier faced a difficult 2018 as he was hindered by an injury during the season.
Teaming up with the HRC supported team, Camier hopes to make improvements with his CBR1000RR in 2019.