Frus­tra­tion for Camier as de­but is cut short

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Sport -

Leon Camier’s Mo­toGP de­but ended pre­ma­turely due to elec­tronic prob­lems at In­di­anapo­lis on Sun­day.

Ash­ford born 28-year-old Camier re­placed Amer­i­can Nicky Hay­den, side­lined with a wrist in­jury in the Drive M7 As­par team, but quickly got to grips with his new sur­round­ings, rid­ing his Honda RCV1000R to qual­ify in 16th place.

With­out a ride in 2014 af­ter los­ing his Io­darac­ing spot at the last minute, Camier was forced to pit on lap 10, be­fore re­tir­ing 10 laps later, ad­mit­ting he knew things weren’t right at the start.

Camier said: “Some­thing was wrong, but I con­tin­ued push­ing hard; I just wanted to ride, have fun and try to fin­ish as best I could.

“As the laps went by the prob­lem in­creased and I was forced to re­turn to the garage. It was a

‘I just wanted to ride, have fun and try to fin­ish as best I could’­cause we had done a great job.

“I am sat­is­fied, the ex­pe­ri­ence was ter­rific and learned many new things. Above all I learned dur­ing the race, and found what we need to do to im­prove.”

“I like the chas­sis and the bike suits my rid­ing style, so I am sure I can go faster.

“I want to thank the team for giv­ing me so much from week­end.

“I am pleased we have con­tin­ued to progress and de­spite the set­backs, race pace was quite pos­i­tive.”

Camier is back in ac­tion on Sun­day when he trav­els to Brno in the Czech Repub­lic.

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