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Camier Close in Top 10 Despite a Double Crash in Opening Day at Jerez


After having left behind the great Magny Cours round, with Jules Cluzel winning the race in WorldSSP and Leon Camier close to the podium in Race 2 of WorldSBK, Team MV Agusta Reparto Corse is back on track at Jerez circuit, for the final European round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship.

WorldSBK – FP1, FP2
In the morning FP1 session Leon Camier manages to keep a good pace, reaching the 4th position and then closing in top 10 . Unfortunately, during the final stage of the session Leon loses the front of his MV Agusta F4 RC and crashed, but fortunately the accident does not caused serious physical damage to the rider. Thanks to the excellent work of the team – that was able to totally rebuilt the bike on time – the British manage to get back on track the last minutes of FP2 and, despite a further accident put him out of the game, he manage to close 8th place, 0.3s from first rider. Tomorrow Leon will start from the Tissot-Superpole2 session, trying to get the best position on starting grid.

WorldSSP – FP1, FP2
On the same track where last year he suffered a serious accident during the FP2, Jules Cluzel is now back at the Jerez circuit seeking redemption. Unfortunately, the French rider can not find the right setup on his MV Agusta F3 675 and end up in 14th position after the two qualifying session in the Spanish track.

After getting the Top10 in the FP1 heat, Lorenzo Zanetti struggle with some technical problems in the next FP2 session and he is forced to close in 18th place in the WorldSSP Combined Results charts.

Leon Camier #2 WorldSBK – At the beginning I felt I had the potential to be fast. Unfortunately, the first session was really strange because we made a little bit of changes at this track and it didn’t really help in the end. After the crash the boys managed to get the bike back, building it from zero, and I was able to be back for the last 10 minutes of FP2. I know I was at my limit but I had to push hard in order to stay with the top 10 and in the end I made it. It is a little bit frustrating to crash two times in the same day but I am sure tomorrow we could fight for the top positions again.

Jules Cluzel #16 WorldSSP – Definitely, I am not happy with this day. This morning I had some problems with the setting but I was hoping I could improve in FP2. Unfortunately this afternoon we took the wrong way and I wasn’t able to find a good feeling with the bike. Tomorrow we  will start from Superpole1 and I will do my best to get back in the top positions.

Lorenzo Zanetti #87 WorldSSP – For sure not our best day. This morning I started quite well and managed to stay in the top 10 but in the afternoon we had some technical problems with the bike and we weren’t able to maintain the top 10 position. Now we have to figure out what didn’t work and try to do our best tomorrow for the Superpole1.

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