Leon Camier to ride Aprilia RSV4 in 2010
The 23 year-old Leon Camier will be flanking Max Biaggi on the Aprilia SBK team during the 2010 World Superbike season. The British SBK rider, born in Ashford on August 4th 1986, made his Aprilia RSV4 debut towards the end of the 2009 WSBK season. Leon successfully competed in the Magny Cours SBK race event as well as the last SBK race of the season at Portimao in Portugal.
Leon Camier’s solid results at Portimao (sixth and seventh) and the post-race tests on the Portuguese circuit confirmed the choice of the young British superbike rider for the 4-cylinder Italian Aprilia RSV4.
Leon won the British 125cc championship title in 2001 and made his world debut in the 125cc class in 2003. In 2004 he moved into four-stroke bike competitions, winning the British Supersport title in 2005. 2007 marked his arrival in the British Superbike championship, where he was placed eighth overall after a serious accident.
In 2008 he completed the championship in fifth place, but his definitive success came in 2009 when he won the British Superbike championship title with 18 first-place victories out of 26 races (a championship record) as well as 3 second-place finishes.