Leon Camier decided to take a cautious approach to the final day of pre-season testing in Australia with the new season just days away. The Briton was quickest on Monday but with drizzle in the air, opted to stay out of trouble and ended the day tenth, a result he was comfortable with.
“I just kept things really steady today to be honest! This morning was drizzling, so we didn’t even make a lap and this afternoon we just had a few small things to try. We tested the harder tyres to see how long they would last and which would be the best tyre to run, if it is colder on race-day. We just cruised around really and didn’t try to go for any lap-times this afternoon, it was all about confirming a few things and making sure the bike’s feeling was right.”
After riding through pain on day one, Fixi Crescent Suzuki teammate Jules Cluzel was back on track but continued his tricky start to life in World Superbikes, crashing once again with the Frenchman mindful that he will need to be a fast learner.
“We improved this afternoon and the feeling was much better with the front. We tried a different rear tyre and the feeling also improved, but on lap three I lost the rear on the last corner. I don’t know why it happened and it’s difficult to explain because I was little bit slower and with less throttle. I think the asphalt is really strange here and I am continuing to learn this the hard way! I have no feeling for it, so we have to continue to find some and stop the crashes, because they have been all the same. I have lost the rear and we need to understand why this is happening. I hope we can improve something in the race weekend, because my feeling for the bike is becoming more positive.”