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Leon Camier Enters the Tissot-Superpole 2 After Opening Day at Assen

Leon Camier set the 6th fastest overall time in today’s FP1-FP2 and entered the Tissot-Superpole2 at Assen, during the 4th round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship; in WorldSSP PJ Jacobsen took his MV Agusta F3 675 in 2nd place, while Alessandro Zaccone ended up 16th, getting the 2nd place in the ESS class.

WorldSBK – FP1, FP2
With a 1’36,095 lap time, obtained in the afternoon’s FP2 session on track, today Leon Camier took the 6th position in WorldSBK timesheet, entering the Tissot-Superpole2. After working on his F4 RC setting during the first qualifying round, the British rider from Team MV Agusta Reparto Corse showed a solid race pace along the 4.542 km of the Dutch demanding track. Tomorrow, Leon will be back on track fighting for the top 12 positions in the Tissot-Superpole2 (10.55 local time), then he will face Race1 (13.00 local time) of this 4th round of the WorldSBK World Championship.

WorldSSP – FP1, FP2
After having scored the best time in the morning FP1, thanks also to the excellent feeling with his MV Agusta F3 675, Patrick PJ Jacobsen went in search of the provisional pole in the second and last heat of the day. Despite the missed goal, the 23-years-old American rider ended up with a great 2nd time (1’39.122), less than 0.2s far from the top rider and World Champion Kenan Sofuoglu.

PJ’s teammate Alessandro Zaccone closed in 16th position, setting the 2nd time in the ESS category.

Leon Camier #2 WorldSBK – I can honestly say it was a positive session all in all. We suffered a few problems in the middle of the second session but we fixed it and we found a good pace on race tyres as well. I think there is still room for improvement and the plan for tomorrow is to try another setting to make the bike easier to ride when pushing for the lap time.

Patrick PJ Jacobsen #99 WorldSSP – Today we achieved a very good result. I got the first position in FP1 and I ended up 2nd in FP2 this afternoon, after trying several setting on the bike. In the afternoon we had to take a different direction with the bike setting and it seemed working really well, so let’s stay focused for the Tissot-Superpole2 tomorrow afternoon.

Alessandro Zaccone #61 ESS – Considering this is the first time I rode MV Agusta on this challenging track, I can only feel satisfied with the second position in ESS chart. Of course, we still have a lot of things to set and improve before being competitive in WorldSSP, but I’m sure tomorrow we will be able to further improve our pace.