Kentish Express Ashford & District - - -

Leon Camier will make his home MotoGP de­but at Sil­ver­stone on Sun­day. The 28-year-old, Ash­ford-born rider gets his chance af­ter the As­par team ex­tended his role as re­place­ment for in­jured Nicky Hay­den, side­lined with a wrist in­jury. Camier reg­is­tered his first Moto GP point, fin­ish­ing 15th at Brno in the Czech Repub­lic ear­lier this month. Speak­ing to web­site Crash. net, Camier said: “I am happy be­cause we have made con­tin­ual progress since I jumped on the bike and at Brno we man­aged to fin­ish in the points. “The aim this week­end is to work just as hard again and keep go­ing in the same way. “I love Sil­ver­stone and know it per­fectly – it is fast, tech­ni­cal and with a lot of di­rec­tion changes, which should suit me well. “I know it will be an­other tough week­end, though so it will be im­por­tant to stay fo­cused. “It is a dream come true for me to race a MotoGP bike in front of the Bri­tish fans.”

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