Leon Camier Announced as Honda WorldSBK Team Manager
Former WorldSBK podium finisher Leon Camier has been announced as the new Honda WorldSBK Team Manager.
In a career punctuated by injuries, former British Superbike Champion Camier had a WorldSBK career spanning a decade, scoring nine podium places as he rode for Aprilia, Ducati, Honda, Suzuki and MV Agusta. He will take over the reins of the factory Honda outfit from Jaume Colom with riders Leon Haslam and Alvaro Bautista.
I’ve been a Honda rider for several seasons during my career and I’m now very happy and proud to be back with the company for what is a major change in my professional and personal life,” said Camier. “I thank Honda for the trust they have put in me – the WorldSBK project is very important and the new CBR1000RR-R FIREBLADE looks absolutely great. I’m prepared to work hard to achieve our goals; I always did so as a rider and I will continue in the same way as Team Manager. Having raced in SBK for many years, I know the championship and its challenges very well, although the current period further exacerbates these issues. But in working alongside two very strong riders like Alvaro and Leon, and such a professional group of people as Team HRC and the HRC engineers, I am confident we’ll be able to reach our full potential and fight for top results. We now have two days of testing at Jerez, it will be my first opportunity to work with the team and I really look forward to starting this new and exciting adventure.”
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