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Top 10 Finish for Leon Camier at Sepang

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Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia, a stone’s throw away from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, provided the venue for the second day of MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship.

WorldSBK – Tissot-Superpole1,2 – Race1
After qualifying 2nd in Superpole1, the Brit rider secured the 12th position in starting grid after the Tissot-Superpole2, with a 2’05.399 lap time.

In Race1 Leon, born in 1986, pushed hard on his MV Agusta machine to hit the the scoring point zone; after a difficult start, which cost him some positions, Camier found a good race pace and, lap after lap, managed to realize a 10th place which means another 6 points in the championship overall standing.

Race 2 of the WorldSBK Asian round will be staged tomorrow at 16:00 Malaysian time, and Team MV Agusta Reparto Corse is now working on the data acquired by the MV Agusta F4 RC of Leon Camier.

Last season’s race at Sepang the Cluzel-Zanetti duo has emerged respectively in 2nd and 3rd place and tomorrow, at 14:20 local time, both riders will try to close their gap with the front riders.

WorldSSP – Tissot-Superpole2
After the excellent performance in FP1 on Friday, which saw Cluzel and Zanetti ending in 3rd and 4th place, today the MV Agusta Reparto Corse duo was back on track for the FP3 and Tissot-Superpole2.

In Tissot-Superpole2 Jules Cluzel, struggling with some problems to his bike setting, got a 2’09.259 lap time, placing him in 7th position on the time sheets; tomorrow the French rider will start in front of the 3rd row on grid the WorldSSP race.

With a best lap of 2’10.278, good for the 12th place on grid, Lorenzo Zanetti also didn’t find the right feeling with his MV Agusta F3 675 and closed the ranks of the Tissot-Superpole2.

Leon Camier #2 WorldSBK Rider – This race I suffered a bad start and grid position and for sure this have certainly penalized me, but after a few laps I managed to catch a good rhythm and I passed a few riders. Compared to Imola, here we are struggling a bit but everyone is giving 100% and tomorrow I hope to further improve my score.

Jules Cluzel #16 WorldSSP Rider – It was a strange qualifying day, similar to what happened at Assen and Aragon. There are obviously some small problems and must be solved as soon as possible, as otherwise it becomes difficult to do well in race. Now I am working with my technical staff to mange this situation and get back to being competitive as we have already shown.

Lorenzo Zanetti #87 WorldSSP Rider – I certainly can not be satisfied. Yesterday we started well but we were not able to do the next step, which would take us today to be with the front guys. We lose too much and we have to understand why. I am aware my team is doing a great job and tomorrow I will do my best as always, because we know we can be competitive.

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