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Leon Camier Close to the Podium After a Solid Race 1 at Eurospeedway


After 9 years, the German circuit EuroSpeedway again host a race of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship. For Team MV Agusta Reparto Corse the first WorldSBK race of the Pirelli German Round had a very positive outcome, with Leon Camier who finishes 5th within a whisker by the Spanish rider Jordi Torres.

WorldSBK – FP3, Superpole, Race1
After the early morning rain, the WorldSBK Superpole2 session took place in dry conditions and saw Leon Camier gain the 7th place on the grid, with a time of 1’39.525, without using the qualifying tyre. In race, the British rider put on track a brilliant performance, and despite he was slowed down by the initial traffic, he managed to finish in 5th position, very close to the podium.

WorldSSP – FP3, Superpole
Even the WorldSSP riders took the track in dry weather conditions during the Superpole sessions. Zanetti started from the Superpole1 and he managed to qualify in second place, reaching Cluzel in the fight at the top 12 positions. In Superpole2 the Cluzel-Zanetti duo got respectively the second and third row on the grid, with Cluzel in 6 th place, followed soon after by Zanetti, 7th.

Leon Camier #2 WorldSBK – I am really happy with the result, it is really important to get so close to the podium. I am sure if we could improve the power we could be a lot stronger. We made some progress and we still have something to improve with the chassis for tomorrow and all in all I am confident we can have another solid race.

Jules Cluzel #16 WorldSSP – It was a quite strange qualifying session, we made some changes to the bike but it didn’t work as we expected. We wanted to stay with the top riders but I struggled too much and the second row it is a positive result anyway. We need to stay focused now, as we still have work to do to find a better pace for the race tomorrow.

Lorenzo Zanetti #87 WorldSSP – Compared to yesterday we managed to find an even better setting. Our primary goal was to enter the SP2 and fight with the best riders. We did it and I am happy. Unfortunately in SP2 I made some mistake and in the end I only had one good lap to improve my time. Tomorrow I will start from the 7th position and I will do my best to stay into the Top10