Leon Camier will make his return to World Superbikes in this weekend’s season finale at Jerez. The Briton has been sidelined since breaking his right foot in seven places at Istanbul Park last month but after extensive rehabilitation, Camier is excited to be back on the FIXI Crescent Suzuki in Spain.
“I have made massive progress with the foot and even surprised the doctors, because most of them said I wouldn’t make it back for Jerez. My foot is still a bit swollen, but it is improving all the time and it’s just my general fitness that I need to work on, so although I need to rest to help the recovery I also need to be getting in lots of exercise – which means I’m a bit caught between the two. I have to get the balance right and I won’t be anywhere near full fitness in Spain, but I will be close enough to ride and then we’ll have to see what happens from there. I will need to take a medical at Jerez, but don’t think that will be a problem as I can now put my weight on the foot and I’ve done a bit of Trials and Enduro riding, so I know it’s working ok. I’ve only tested at Jerez before and I’m really looking forward to going there at the weekend and being involved at the last race of the season.”
Teammate Jules Cluzel looks set to finish his rookie season inside the top ten in the championship but after a poor weekend at home at Magny Cours, the Frenchman is keen to sign off in style.
“I’m looking forward to getting to Jerez and hopefully we’ll have some nice sunny weather to finish off the season. I have raced at Jerez many times before and done lots of testing there because it was used as a test track for some of the teams I raced for. It was also the second place that I rode the FIXI Crescent Suzuki in pre-season testing, so I also have some knowledge of how the bike works there. I really want to finish off the year in a good way and give my crew a good result, because they really deserve it for all their hard work this season.”