Former Bennetts British Superbike Champion Leon Camier could make a return to the series in 2020 as he searches for a competitive ride next season.
The Andorra resident, who has been sidelined since a big crash at Imola marmalised his shoulder, admitted he is now sick of riding around on non-competitive machinery and will seek a race-winning package somewhere.
Although Camier didn’t go so far as confirming rumours of a deal with Paul Bird, he did say he had been in touch with series director Stuart Higgs.
“My intention next year is to find something competitive. I’m over riding around at the back. Of course, it’s no-one’s intention to do that but I’m fed up with it,” said Camier, speaking at Portimao.
My goal is to find the most competitive bike I can and if it means going back to Britain, then I am willing to do that.
“I have spoken to Stuart Higgs and I’m interested in going back if I don’t find the right thing in this championship. We will find out what’s going to happen in the next few weeks.”
This will be music to Higgs’ ears as he will looking for a Scott Redding replacement.
Camier is scheduled to make a return to WorldSBK action at Magny-Cours after having surgery on the offending joint which, he says, was mis-diagnosed initially and was in much worse shape than first thought.
“In the beginning, we had some scans and X-rays, but they were done wrongly. We knew there were some broken ligaments in the AC joint and everyone said it would be alright in a couple of months,” said Camier.
“We saw a few specialists and it came back that everything was broken. Since then I have had an operation and am now recovering from that. It’s been tricky to be honest but at least now we know were we are.”