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Top 6 for Leon Camier in Race 1 at Donington Park

Under the grey sky of Donington Park, in the East Midlands area (UK), Leon Camier and his MV Agusta F4 RC closed in 6th position the first of two WorldSBK races, going back in 8th place in overall standings. PJ Jacobsen and Alessandro Zaccone will start respectively from the 2nd and 8th row on grid in tomorrow’s WorldSSP race.

WorldSBK – FP3, SP2, Race1
The pouring rain that welcomed the FP3 early this morning did not allow Leon Camier to take full advantage of the session in order to search the best setting on his bike, with the MV Agusta Reparto Corse’s rider able to close 10th in the Tissot-Superpole2 heat and ready to start from the 4th row in Race1.

The fluctuating weather condition, very typical at these latitudes, returns to darkening the sky as Race1 approaches, with Leon Camier starting fast from the 4th row and coming back to the top of the point-scoring area. At the end of the 23 laps scheduled on the British track, the Briton is able to ends in 6th position, going back to the 8th place in the championship standings.

WorldSSP – FP3, SP1, SP2
Fresh from yesterday’s outstanding performance, which saw PJ Jacobsen get the fastest lap time in the WorldSSP timesheet, today the American rider of Team MV Agusta Reparto Corse had to step back in 2nd row, after getting the 6th lap time in the Tissot-Superpole2, only 0.7s from the leader. His teammate Alessandro Zaccone had to face some extra difficulty, closing only 22nd in WorldSSP charts but still 2nd in the ESS’s ranking.

Leon Camier #2 WorldSBK – It was a positive day for sure, considering we managed to close in 6th position. We lost a bit of time in same areas but I tried to take advantage of the ones where I could make some good passes. Honestly, today it wasn’t possibile to do much more and I am happy with this position. Let’s stay focused on tomorrow’s Race2 for another positive result.

Patrick “PJ” Jacobsen #99 WorldSSP – Even if I closed in 2nd row, it wasn’t a good qualifying session for me because I suffered some little problems on the bike. The positive side is my team is working really hard and I am confident we can fix it for tomorrow, so we can make some good result in the race.

Alessandro Zaccone #61 ESS – I cannot say I am satisfied after this qualifying day. We have faced several problems today, with the bike still vibrating a lot and not allowing me to push hard. I think for the race we will get back to the setting we had on Friday, trying to get some extra feeling with the bike and return to the scoring point positions.