Camier banks his first point
Leon Camier celebrated his first MotoGP point with 15th place aboard his Honda RCV1000R at Brno in the Czech Republic on Sunday.
The 28-year-old Ashford-born rider in his second outing for the Drive M7 Aspar team – as replacement for Nicky Hayden – tweeted afterwards: “Good first full race – faster in race than in qualifying – so improving every time on the bike.”
Speaking to WWW.Crash.net website, he said: “I felt much more comfortable than in Indianapolis the week before.
“We had more data and more hours riding, under our belts and that allowed us to be more consistent.
“I am happy because we have improved a lot in a short time but we need more time to fully understand the bike.
“Completing an entire race has helped me understand the behaviour of the bike and the tyre wear, which are completely different to what I am used to with other bikes.
“Taking a further step in the learning process has helped me to gain confidence.”
Camier is waiting to find out whether he will get the chance to ride in the British round at Silverstone this weekend.
He said: “I hope Nicky recovers as soon as possible. If I had the opportunity to ride there, it would be a dream come true.
“It’s a circuit I love. I know it well and am convinced that I could take another big step forward there.”
Gideon Cresswell in action