MotorcycleDaily.com – Motorcycle News, Editorials, Product Reviews and Bike Reviews

Motorcycle News, Editorials, Product Reviews and Bike Reviews

Team MV Agusta Reparto Corse and Leon Camier Close to the Podium Again

30 settembre 2017 – The first day of races at the Nevers Magny-Cours French circuit took place today in mixed weather conditions. Team MV Agusta Reparto Corse and Leon Camier got another 4th place finish in WorldSBK Race1, while the Jacobsen-Zaccone duo qualifies respectively 9th and 10th in WorldSSP.

WorldSBK – FP3, SP2, Race1
After the FP3 morning heat Len Camier has been confirmed among the top riders of the series, closing in 2nd place behind the 2017 World Champion Jonathan Rea.

Struggling with his bike’s setting in the Tissot-Superpole2 session, the English rider kick off Race1 from the 8th position. After only 3 laps on the iconic French circuit, Camier is able to reach the 5th position and start his fight for top 3 area. Other few laps and Leon is soon right behind Marco Melandri who laps in 3° place.

Camier continues to close the gap with the front riders, always lapping close to the race best lap but when the race is over, the MV Agusta Reparto Corser’s rider couldn’t catch the podium, closing in 4th final position.

Leon’s fight for the podium will take place tomorrow, with the Brit starting from the pole position on Race2 grid.

WorldSSP – FP3, SP1, SP2
After Friday’s performance, both Patrick Jacobsen and Alessandro Zaccone made it into the Tissot-Superpole2 session on Saturday. Penalized by the red flag at the end of the session and by a very slippery track, due to the changing weather conditions, PJ must settle for the 9th position on the grid, while Zaccone, 10th behind his teammate, will close in first position among the ESS riders.

Leon Camier #2 WorldSBK – Of course I am really happy with this result but I am a little bit frustrated to not get the podium again. The bike was working good today and what we have to do now is keep working on the setting to make the bike even faster. We know exactly what we need to get on the bike’s setting, we just have to understand how. Hopefully tomorrow we can come up with a better setting and fight for the podium again.

Patrick “PJ” Jacobsen #99 WorldSSP – Todays wasn’t so good for me and the team. Setting up the bike was a real gamble as the weather and track conditions were unpredictable. Furthermore, we made some little mistake during the qualifying practice but I will do my best tomorrow and hopefully we will get some good points for the championship standing.

Alessandro Zaccone # 61 ESS – The P10 on grid is a result that obviously only satisfies me to a minimum part. Unfortunately, we had some troubles right in the qualifying session and I am sure that, in a different condition, I could step some positions forward. Anyway, we have a very good race pace and tomorrow I will do my best to stay with the front guys.

Add a Comment