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Camier Finish 7th – Race 1 in Magny-Cours


After dominating the WorldSBK Race1 in the middle stage of the race, Leon Camier had to slow down because of the rain tyre wear, finishing up 7°. Jules Cluzel closed in 5° position the WorldSSP Tissot-Superpole2 and tomorrow he will start the race from the 2nd row.

WorldSBK – FP3, SP2, Race
Right from the early morning FP3 Camier had proven to be very fast in wet condition, consolidating a solid 5th placement. In Superpole2 the British 30-years old rider managed to get the 5th place on starting grid, despite being involved in an high-side just 30 seconds from the end of the round.

When the light went off on Race1 Camier, who chose the rain tires, was able to stay with the Rea’s and Sykes’s Kawasaki machines, and managed to get the top of the race from lap 8 to lap 14. In the final laps, with the asphalt that was gradually getting dry, Camier has to slow down because of the lack of grip with the tires, but managed to bring his MV Agusta F4 RC in 7th final position, getting a +9 points in Championship Standing.

WorldSSP – FP3, SP1, SP2
During FP3 session both Cluzel and Zanetti focused on testing some technical components on their respective MV Agusta F3 675, but without getting any noteworthy results. In Superpole1 Lorenzo Zanetti was forced to drop out from the session due to a technical problem, while his teammate Jules Cluzel did a 1’58.162 lap in Superpole2 session, getting the 5th place on grid for tomorrow’s WorldSSP Race (11:20 local time).

Leon Camier #2 WorldSBK – It was a really good race and I am really happy. To be leading the race and pass the two Kawasaki with the same condition and the same setting is a thing proving we made a big step with the bike setting. It was really difficult to decide if and when come in and change to the slick tyre, especially because I was in front. For sure we have learnt something for the next time.

Jules Cluzel #16 WorldSSP – I can’t say I am fully satisfied because in my home race I wanted to definitely be in the top 3, even in qualifying. The second row is surely a good result and with the team we are working hard on the setting of the bike in order to get ready for the race tomorrow. As always I will do my best to stay in the top 3.

Lorenzo Zanetti #87 WorldSSP – Unfortunately, today was a bad day because due to some technical problems we did just one lap this morning and just one lap this afternoon. Tomorrow we will have to start from the back and try to comeback as much as possible in race.