Camier banks his first point

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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 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

at Sil­ver­stone

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