Thanks to a powerful remount along the 4.445 km of Phillip Island circuit, Leon Camier and Team MV Agusta Reparto Corse got the 7° place at the very first round of the 2016 Motul FIM Superbike World Championship.
After entering the Top 10 in Superpole 2 with a 1’30.795 best lap – less than 0.8 second from the poleman Tom Sykes – Camier suffered a very bad start in Race 1 that pushed him away at the end of the group, in 17° place. From here on, the British rider has pushed very hard with his MV Agusta F4 RC machine, starting a furious remount that allowed him to recover ten positions and finishing the race in 7° place overall.
Today Leon Camier and MV Agusta Reparto Corse got their first 9 points in championship standing and both will be back on track tomorrow for the final race of the WorldSBK Australian Round.
Leon Camier #2 – I am really grateful for the effort everyone has done for the first race. The bike was working really good, the chassis and the electronic worked very good as well. We just lack some power and we need to work on this for sure. Start was really bad. Sooner I got into the rhythm, I got a good pace and we moved from 17° to 7° position. It was a hard battle, with many riders on the way making really good passes. I am happy with the job we did here, hopefully we will be stronger tomorrow for race 2.