The Aprilia Alitalia Racing Team has exercised their option for reigning British Superbike Champion Leon Camier who, considering the promising results achieved this season, will be part of the official team and ride the RSV4 in the 2011 World SBK season.
Camier’s debut experience in 2010 was without a doubt a positive debut in a highly competitive world championship. In spite of the apprenticeship, the young Brit captured three podiums and his fair share of placings, showing consistent improvement and a growing feeling with the four-cylinder Aprilia.
“I’m truly excited at the thought of being able to continue racing with Aprilia,” Camier commented. “I hope that I can take advantage of what I’ve learned this year, setting up a series of tests and trying new set-ups to take a decisive step forward.
“I have a lot of ideas for the winter and I’ll give my all to make them work in anticipation of next season. The operation on my right wrist went well. I’m doing rehabilitation exercises now and I can’t wait to get back into shape and astride the bike”.
Gigi Dall’Igna, technical and sport director for Aprilia Racing, welcomed Camier back in the team for another season.
“We are very happy to be able to count on Leon again next season,” confirmed Dall’Igna. “He is a young rider but has excellent potential and I believe he has shown it.
“He achieved encouraging results in spite of the fact that he had never seen the tracks in this championship before. What we have really appreciated about him is the consistent improvement race after race. We hope that this growth trend will continue next season, allowing Leon and the Team to achieve significant results.”
Camier will partner world champion elect Max Biaggi in the team, the pair making a formidable combination during 2010.