The 2011 World Superbike season may have concluded last Sunday, but rider Leon Camier will be back in competition this weekend. The former British Superbike Champion will take part in the infamous Scott Trial this Saturday the 22nd October in North Yorkshire.
The Scott Trial is a time and observation event run over an off road course of approximately 84 miles, divided into approx 75 sections. Leon previously took part in the challenge back in 2008 when only 60 riders out of the 200 entrants managed to finish.
“Malcolm and Rhoda Rathmell who run Malcolm Rathmell Sport, once bet me that I’d never be able to make it through the first section of the trial, let alone to the first fuel stop. So in 2008 I decided to take on the bet and prove them wrong. I got much further than they thought I would. I ran out of time just before petrol check four out of six, which isn’t bad considering. More importantly, I won the bet!”
On the coming weekend Leon added, “I’d like to get to the finish in a decent time one day. It’s the toughest one-day trial there is and so I might not finish it this time, but I’ll keep at it.”
Leon will be joined at the event by fellow World Superbike rider Leon Haslam. “I think we’ll have to help each other as much as we can. We’ll be getting stuck in muddy banks, trying to get up rivers, the whole lot, and against the best trials riders in the world. This isn’t our normal day job so I expect we’ll struggle technique-wise against these guys but at least I want to go further than I managed in 2008, that’s the goal.”
Leon will compete in the 2011 Scott Trail for MRS Sherco.
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