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    Leon Camier gets 2nd RSV4 in WSB for 2010.

    Exellent news for the local lad ......Camier to Aprilia.



    Aprilia has officially confirmed the expected news that 2009 British Superbike champion Leon Camier will ride alongside Max Biaggi at the factory Aprilia team in World Superbikes next season.

    The 23-year-old dominated this year’s BSB championship, winning a record 19 of the 26 races and taking 22 podiums for Airwaves Yamaha to claim an end-of-season advantage of 136.5 points.

    A further victory was taken from him, after comfortably winning on track, due to smoke emitting from his bike. That DSQ marked his only non-score of the season, which was his third in BSB and second with GSE Racing.

    Earlier in the year, Camier had made his WSBK debut as a wild-card at Donington Park, when he fought forwards from 17th on the grid to finish 13th and sixth on race day for Airwaves Yamaha.

    Having wrapped up the BSB title at the penultimate Silverstone round, Camier then returned to WSBK after being handed a chance to replace the injured Shinya Nakano at Aprilia.

    Despite being unfamiliar with the RSV4, the Englishman impressed during his two-round ‘job interview’, which included sixth and seventh places at the Portimao finale, and has now been confirmed back alongside Biaggi for the full 2010 season.

    Biaggi took the brand new RSV4 to one win, ten podiums and fourth in the 2009 WSBK standings.

    Rumours suggest that Aprilia could expand its WSBK presence to a second team in 2010, possibly for MotoGP refugee Alex de Angelis.

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    great news....good luck to the guy!!

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    Good luck to Leon

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    Excellent news, and Leon definitely deserves a WSB ride next year !

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    will be good to see him in wsb think on the rsv he will do very well !!

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    I suppose the only down side of this - and the Cal business - is that it means there is no Brit anywhere near MotoGP and apart from the lads eventually graduating from 125s there isn't likely to be. WSB is not a reliable platform for progressing to MotoGP, the stats are there. It may be that Spies is exceptional, but Mr.Toseland started well enough and it still ended in tears. That a two time WSB champ could have such difficulties says a lot about the differences.

    There is an argument that now 250s have been fucked off - and that is a crime IMO, those babies had higher corner speeds than anything - in a few years it'll even out, in other words the 600s will make it easier for superbike riders to come through. But right now its a sobering thought that Bradders is probably the best equipped UK rider when it comes to getting on an 800.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saint nick View Post
    I suppose the only down side of this - and the Cal business - is that it means there is no Brit anywhere near MotoGP and apart from the lads eventually graduating from 125s there isn't likely to be. WSB is not a reliable platform for progressing to MotoGP, the stats are there. It may be that Spies is exceptional, but Mr.Toseland started well enough and it still ended in tears. That a two time WSB champ could have such difficulties says a lot about the differences.

    There is an argument that now 250s have been fucked off - and that is a crime IMO, those babies had higher corner speeds than anything - in a few years it'll even out, in other words the 600s will make it easier for superbike riders to come through. But right now its a sobering thought that Bradders is probably the best equipped UK rider when it comes to getting on an 800.
    i actually think the brits are better off in wsb.....none of them are near the top 4(alien) level in motogp so why not compete in wsb where i think they'll all have a pretty good chance of winning.
    i think this years wsb is going to be excellent.....still behind motogp but the 2010 racing season is going to be one of the best ever imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSVkwackers View Post
    i actually think the brits are better off in wsb.....
    .....which is a bit sad when you come to think about it. That's why we haven't had a real contender since the stone age: one way and another, Brits get stuck in superbikes. It's a comfort zone compared to GPs (according to Troy Bayliss). What you are rightly pointing out is that they wouldn't have a prayer in GP. What I am interested in is why that should be the case..........

    Look at this way. Bradley Smith's people recognised that there was only one way to become a contender and that was getting on a 125 as soon as possible, not by graduating through Supersport etc etc. Now that this wretched 600 class is upon us in GP, you could argue that WSB is good enough as a preperation - which certainly wasn't the case while we had 250s. Despite that I think someone like Cal C needs to get on the GP circuit ASAP if he wants a shot at the big boys, and I'd say the same is true of Leon Camier. Spies could have stayed in WSB, he had that option with Yamaha. He said he'd have gone even if he'd lost, and I suspect that's true. Which says it all. I agree that WSB could turn out to be a vintage year, doesn't necessarily mean its the best career move from a GP point of view. That was what I meant by the downside...........

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    I totaly agree with you Nick. I've watched Spies for a few years when he was racing in AMA and he was the only person who could compete with the Alien Matt Mladin ! Spies has made the wright choice going to Gp next year as I think he stands a good chance of a Factory ride when Rossi defects to Ducati at the end of next season. If Cal C doesn't get into Gp soon it'll be to late for him imo.

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