Leon Camier has been looking for a ride in the World Superbike paddock for a while now, and his utter domination of the British Superbike series certainly showed that he has the necessary talent. As we reported yesterday, Camier is to get his chance, taking the place of the injured Shinya Nakano riding the Aprilia RSV4.
There was one detail in which we were wrong, however. Camier is not to race for the rest of the season on the Aprilia, as we originally reported, but only for the Magny-Cours round, according to the well-connected British site Bikesportnews.com. Bikesport News' David Miller spoke to Camier about the ride, asking him if he was concerned about riding the jewel-like RSV4, given that Camier is a very rangy build. "I am a bit concerned about the size of the bike but all I can do is go down there, see how it fits, move the handlebars and pegs and just get on it and go round," Camier told Bikesport News. Should the 23-year-old Briton do well on his wild-card appearance, then there is a possibility he could join Max Biaggi with the team next year. Read the full interview over on Bikesportnews.com.