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Top 5 for Leon Camier in Australian Thrilling Race 1

Day two of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship at Phillip Island ends with a great result for Team MV Agusta Reparto Corse, with Leon Camier closing in 5th position the first race of WorldSBK in 2017, less than 2s from the first WorldSBK podium for MV Agusta, and Patrick Jacobsen getting the pole position in WorldSSP class.

WorldSBK FP3, SP1-SP2, Race1
In sunny weather condition and clear skies, Leon Camier has left behind the technical problems affecting his bike earlier this weekend and put on a great race with his MV Agusta F4 RC. Started ninth on the grid – after winning the Tissot-Superpole1 session – Camier tried immediately to bridge the gap with the top riders, fighting for the podium in the last race passes.

In the final stage of the race the British rider decided to carefully manage the tire wear, avoiding unnecessary risks and finishing in 5th place (11 points in overall standings) the first race of the season. Tomorrow at 15.00 local time Leon and his team will be back on the grid for Race 2 and, according to the new regulation, Camier will start from the 2nd place on the grid.

WorldSSP FP3, SP2
Patrick Jacobsen got the first WorldSSP pole position of 2017 with a best time of 1’33.128. PJ and his MV Agusta F3 675 dominated every session of the week so far, from the first free practice sessions up to the most intense phases of Tissot-Superpole, demonstrating the absolute feeling with the Schiranna supersport machine and the excellent work of the technical crew.

Leon Camier #2 WorldSBK Rider – I am really, really happy, I think we made a very good race especially considering the lack of track time for the weekend. We predicted quite well the race with the electronics and the chassis setup. I have a few ideas about what I want for the bike for tomorrow so hopefully we can make some good changes for the warmup and then see what happen for the race.

Patrick Jacobsen #99 WorldSSP Rider – Today was a great day, I am very happy with the MV Agusta Reparto Corse team and the guys are working really hard on my bike, doing a great job. But doing good on Sunday is what really count and tomorrow I will do my best to get the podium and the points.