World Superbike: Camier Ready for Testing

World Superbike

Alitalia Aprilia rider Leon Camier has now completed his off-bike recovery after breaking the scaphoid bone in his right wrist at the Nurburgring World Superbike round, and is scheduled to take part in a three-day comeback test at the new WSBK venue of Aragon between Oct. 27 and 29.

Leon Camier says: “My wrist is pretty good now and I am all ready to go testing at Aragon next week. I have no more medical checks to do, and have been having a lot of physio on my wrist, trying to get more movement in it.”

“But I need to get back on a bike to push it as far as I can; it is difficult to do any training to replicate that kind of use. The first test for us is not about trying any new things, and the bikes will be the same. It is about learning the new circuit, and seeing how my wrist is.”

Camier had some fantastic podium results in his rookie WSBK year in 2010, but also suffered in other ways, the biggest blow being his late season wrist injury, which meant missing the final few WSBK races. He was still 12th overall in the World Superbike Championship, missing a top ten finish by only five points.

He scored three WSBK podiums at circuits in year one. Camier gave his own verdict on how things were, and how he expects to fare in 2011 World Superbike.

Leon Camier says: “I had some good points and bad points this year,. I think the potential of the whole thing is more than we got out of it, and there are a few reasons why that happens. I am sort of medium with it. We could have done a lot better but we know what we can do to be better next year. As long as that happens then hopefully it should be pretty good.”

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One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007 and is currently Editor at Large at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of 365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).