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Camier Closed 5th on Opening Day in Qatar


It began today the last Round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship season 2016, with MV Agusta Reparto Corse Team which sees Leon Camier close in 5th position after the first FP manche at Losail circuit, in Qatar.

WorldSBK – FP1, FP2
Losail circuit, in Qatar, is not one of the circuits most rewarding for the feature of the MV Agusta F4 RC machine; Yet, Leon Camier and his team have managed to progressively improve their score, starting from the 14th position of FP1 until the 5th position of FP2, only -0.5s from the first. Thanks to the excellent feeling with his bike, tomorrow the British rider will be back on track for the WorldSBK Tissot-Superpole2, searching for the best position possible on starting grid.

WorldSSP – FP1, FP2
In WorldSSP, Jules Cluzel did a great start for the FP1 session, managing to finish in 3rd place, only 0.3s far from the leader Kenan Sofuoglu. In FP2 the French rider wasn’t able to replicate the excellent afternoon’s performance but managed to closes in 8th place, entering the Tissot-Superpole2.

After winning the Italian Supersport Championship a few days ago, Massimo Roccoli joined the MV Agusta Reparto Corse Team for this last round of the WorldSSP Championship. The Italian rider – who had already raced in Qatar in 2014, always in WorldSSP with Team MV Agusta Reparto Corse, closing in Top10 – decided to focus on establishing a good feeling with the new bike and the new team, finishing in 18th position at the end of the day.

Leon Camier #2 WorldSBK – I am really happy with this result. First session was really difficult since I had a few problems at the chassis and the electronics but we made some little changes for the second session and we definitely improved. 5th position in this track for us is an impressive result and even if race won’t be so easy, I think we can be really satisfied.

Jules Cluzel #16 WorldSSP – This morning we started very well and I found a good feeling with the bike. Unfortunately, in the afternoon we had some more problems and we stepped down till the 8th position. The guys on the team are working hard on the bike and tomorrow I will do my best to get a good placement in Superpole2.

Massimo Roccoli #52 WorldSSP – Let’s say I’m struggling a bit ‘longer than expected, because this bike is very different from the one I rode in the Italian Championship and I need time to get used to it. Moreover, Losail circuit is definitely not an easy track. We are working hard for tomorrow and I hope to get close to the score- points position.

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