Buriram WSBK: Engine troubles put Camier ‘in a bad place…’

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MV Agusta’s Leon Camier had more problems on the opening day of WorldSBK free practice at Buriram with technical problems similar to those he experienced in Australia limiting the Briton to just 16 laps over two sessions.

At Phillip Island, the former BSB champion got six laps in Friday practice but hauled it back to finish race one in the top five but the Chang circuit is a different ballgame with long straights further handicapping the already disadvantaged MV.

“We had a few dramas, basically, we didn’t manage to get a lap in this morning and it’s a little bit frustrating to be honest. It was a similar thing to Australia, where we managed to miss both sessions, and we only managed to do a few laps here at the end of FP2 but there were still a lot of problems,” said Camier, speaking at the track.

“My initial feeling with the chassis wasn’t that great, we need to make a few changes but it is pretty difficult to have a good feeling when there are so many other problems happening. It’s not an ideal start to the weekend, it has set us in a bad way and to try and catch up is fine when the bike is in the ballpark but we were a mile away with everything.

“It puts us in a really bad place for the rest of the weekend but we have to make to with what we can, do the best we can and that’s all we can do. Hopefully the engine we’ve got in the bike now will be fine for the rest of the weekend. There are still some changes that need to happen to make sure everything’s going to be okay for tomorrow. We still have a little bit of a problem with some things but fingers crossed it will be okay.”

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