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What chest are those trousers, Mr Cowell?
What chest are those trousers, Mr Cowell? Picture: Andy Walker's Digital Cooter Shooter

Leon Camier is considering entering Czech’s X-Factor’s Got Talent Celebrity on Ice after being somewhat disappointed by his results to date. The 2009 British Superbike Champion has already got into the final few hundred despite have a voice akin to a goose farting in the fog.

BMW’s Leon Haslam has been linked with a switch back his old Alstare Suzuki team next year but they could be a Kawasaki team in 2012 after boss Francis ‘Fanny’ Batta is reportedly in talks with the big green machine. That won’t please Paul Bird very much.

Speaking of Bird, one of his riders Chris Vermuelen has said he wouldn’t mind switching to a Ducati next year. And Noriyuki Haga has said the same thing. Not surprising really, as it will be new and very, very fast with its big engine advantage.

There is a chance that not only could WSB change to a one-bike rule for next year, they could also either swap to Superstock rules or to a version of British Superbike’s Evo class regulations with a spec-Ecu to match the control tyres. That might liven things up a bit. And save everyone about a quarter of a million quid…

Both Chaz Davies and Gino Rea should be looking for a WSB ride next season and the former’s manager, American Bob Moore, was sniffing around the Brno paddock to see what he could secure.

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