Less than a week since scoring a podium at Italy’s Imola circuit, Leon Camier is ready to do battle once again as the World Superbike Championship moves on to France for the penultimate round of the 2011 season.
The young Brit missed this round of the Championship last year due to injury but does have some experience of the Magny-Cours circuit. In 2009, after scoring a record-breaking 19 wins from 26 races to become the youngest ever British Superbike Champion, Leon was drafted in by his future Aprilia team to compete for them in France as a wild card.
After helping his Aprilia team to 2nd in the Championship standings with his podium last time out in Italy, Leon is determined to put in another good showing this weekend. But with one of the most competitive fields in recent times, he’s prepared for a tough battle.
“I last rode here in 2009 when I did a couple of rounds for the Aprilia team so I have some experience of the track.” said Leon, “But I’m expecting it to be very hard as I remember it being really close racing then and this season has continued to be really competitive every single race. I know we’re going to need to work very hard to be competitive and near the front, but we’ll see how it goes and it would be great to be able to get on the podium again.”