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Greg Miles, Twitter: @greg_KOS_sport
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Ashford rider crashes out of both races
World Superbike ace Leon Camier was left frustrated after crashing out of both races at Silvertsone after a promising start.
In the first race he fought his way through the field on his FIXI Crescent Suzuki and was in second place with four laps to go, but the wet conditions conspired against him and he crashed out.
He tried to re-mount his bike, but wasn’t able to continue, and in the second race he was forced onto the gravel because of a mechanical issue.
He said: “It’s been a frustrating day really because I felt we had the pace in the wet or dry after setting the fastest lap of the weekend in free practice and the qualifying in second in the wet.
“These are both positive things for me and the team, but unfortunately the results didn’t come today. It was very difficult conditions in race one and easy to make a mistake. I didn’t think I did anything wrong, but the rear came round and high-sided me off, so that was it – which was really annoying as a podium was possible.
“In race two the bike felt all over the place in the drier conditions, but as it rained more the wet tyres worked better and it felt good. We had an engine problem early on and it meant that we couldn’t complete the race, which, as I said, was very frustrating.
“Although I took no points this weekend, I’m not too disappointed because we had really good pace, the bike has improved and we showed we have a really good chance of getting results now.”
He will be in action next in Russia as the series heads to the new Moscow circuit for the first time on August 26th.
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