Camier won’t rule himself out of British Superbike return

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Still-recovering WorldSBK star Leon Camier hasn’t ruled himself out of a return to the Bennetts British Superbike Championship in the future but is still exploring options.

The 2009 runaway BSB winner, who immediately moved on to the world stage after causing the Showdown, still has high hopes of a ride in WorldSBK next season but his shoulder is not where it needs to be.

“If I’m honest, the shoulder is still not where it needs to be, but the doctors are confident og a full recovery. They still believe it’s fixable and it is much better shape than it was a month ago, so I am confident we are along the right path,” Camier told bikesportnews.com.

“I would still like to continue racing if I can but if I can’t then it is what it is. I’ve always got lots of time and respect for the guys at BSB and I am never going to say never. The field there is very strong, some of the tracks are awesome, there is no reason not to think about going back.

Camier was put out of action at Imola 2019 when he smashed his shoulder in a crash when Sandro Cortese went down in front of him. The luckless Brit then had came back but had another off in winter testing at Aragon and had to sit out the whole of 2020 while Marco Melandri did a below-average job for Barni Ducati, with whom Camier had signed.

The Kent-born rider has been linked with a return to the Honda squad alongside Glenn Irwin as well as next to his old friend Josh Brookes at PBM Ducati.